Close working between NHS England teams and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) benefits policy formulation, leads to more successful implementation and strengthens decision making.
NHS England is committed to ensuring that CCG representatives who can speak on behalf of the CCG community are embedded in all areas of its work.
NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) works with NHS England to lead this engagement function with CCGs to ensure they have every opportunity to be involved in its work at a national level through formal, systematic and representative ways of working. This process is managed internally by NHS England’s Commissioning Policy Unit.
Requests for CCG representatives are channelled through NHSCC bulletins to CCG senior management and specialised member networks, as well as via a new engagement bulletin which is sent out to all CCGs.