Agenda item - Clinical Commissioning Group Prospectus

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Clinical Commissioning Group Prospectus

Report of Director of Public Health (copy attached).


11.1    The Board considered a report of the Director of Public Health which explained that Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were each required to publish a ‘prospectus’ in 2013.  Guidance to CCGs from NHS England defined the prospectus as “a very short guide which explains to your local community what the CCG is, and the ambitions you have for your local population’s health services”. CCGs have considerable latitude in terms of designing local prospectuses.


11.2    NHS England guidance obliged CCGs to obtain the approval of their local Health & Wellbeing Board(s) before publishing their prospectus.


11.3    The draft Brighton & Hove CCG was included as Appendix 1 to the report.  Geraldine Hoban presented the report and informed members that the prospectus would eventually be published on the CCG website. 


11.4    Denise D’Souza made the point that the word “prospectus” had a different meaning in terms of commissioning.  Geraldine Hogan concurred and said she would consider changing the heading to something along the lines of “Guide to the CCG and what we do.” 


11.5    Robert Brown suggested that Ms Hoban might want to include something about how the CCG was responding to the Francis Report of the Independent Inquiry into care provided by Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.  Geraldine agreed this was a useful suggestion.


11.6    Geraldine Hoban informed members that any further comments could be emailed to her.


11.7    RESOLVED – (1) that the comments of HWB members on the CCG prospectus as set out above be noted.


(2)       That the publication of the prospectus be endorsed.


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