The CCG’s Governing Body meets bi-monthly to review its operations and where required to make decisions. In order to ensure transparency and openness, these meetings are held in public. The calendar for these meetings is published on our website under our Governing Body Meetings section. Governing Body meeting papers are published on our website one week prior to each meeting under our Governing Body Papers section.
This presents an opportunity for residents of Herefordshire to observe the CCGs Governing Body considering, and where appropriate, deciding, key issues and matters in its role as commissioner of health services for Herefordshire.
Put your questions to the Governing Body
Each meeting allocates a set amount of time for the Governing Body to consider public questions that have been submitted to it prior to the meeting. In addition to responding to the question within the meeting (time permitting); a written response will be made and will be available on the CCGs website as part of the record of the meeting. Additional questions or points of clarification raised by members of the public on the day of the meeting, if unable to be fully answered due to agenda constraints, will also receive a written response subsequent to the meeting.
Where possible at the publicly held Governing Body meetings, we invite patients or patient representatives to share their experience of using health and care services directly with Governing Body members. As one of our members recently remarked, 'These powerful Patient Stories are making real, the day to day realities of people and are an opportunity for our members to hear first-hand experiences.'
Patient Story February 2017: Safeguarding and partnership working across health and social care - minutes here.
Patient Story July 2017: Complaints Process (Wye Valley Trust) - minutes here.
Patient Story November 2017: Listening to Children and Young People - minutes here.
Patient Story January 2018: Nursing Homes - Short stay discharge and 'Red to Green' implementation - minutes here.
Other Public meetings
The Primary Care Commissioning Committee's role is to make decisions on the review, planning and procurement of primary care services in Herefordshire, under delegated authority from NHS England. The meetings are held bi-monthly in public. All are welcome to attend and observe the meeting. More information, calendar dates and past meetings' minutes can be found on the Primary Care Committee page.
Alongside these meetings the CCG holds regular consultation and engagement events on particular topics and issues throughout the year, these public meetings provide residents and patients a fuller opportunity to participate and contribute to the design of services and also raise any concerns with regard to potential service changes. The CCG engagement and communications plans are regularly presented to the CCGs Governing Body. Information on public meetings and other ways to have your say, or find out about the CCGs plans can be found in our Get Involved section.