Resources for CCGs

Providing online support, resources and information for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).

CCG governance

The following resources have been provided to help emerging clinical commissioning groups as they work towards becoming established. They should be read in conjunction with Towards establishment: Creating responsive and accountable clinical commissioning groups published in February 2012.

The resources, which are optional, are designed to be flexible and to be tailored for local use.  CCGs may choose to use all or certain aspects of each resource or create their own.

Accountable Officer

NHS England has published revised CCG guidance on senior appointments, including accountable officers, and a new appointment pro forma. The guidance was originally published in January 2014, and was refreshed in October 2015 to take into account changes within the structure of NHS England. This guidance has been refreshed again, with minor updates to the following areas:

  • An update to the new appointment pro forma, which requests additional information on candidates, their experience, and further scrutiny around interim appointments in line with payroll and agency spend guidance;
  • Updated guidelines around remuneration; and,
  • Updated guidance on eligibility for the role of accountable officer

Primary care commissioning

Primary medical care functions delegated to CCGs

NHS England has the power to direct a CCG to exercise any of its functions relating to the provision of primary medical care services. This guidance sets out the arrangements for CCGs to commission out-of-hours primary medical services for their area.