Transforming primary care in Greenwich
Primary care services and particularly local GP Surgeries are the first point of contact in the healthcare system for residents.
From the 1 April 2017 NHS England delegated, to NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group, authority to exercise the primary care commissioning functions set out in Schedule 2 in accordance with section 13z of the NHS Act 2006, (as amended). On 1 April 2017 NHS Greenwich CCG became responsible for the design, shaping and commissioning of local general practices, on behalf of NHS England.
This new arrangement will allow us to work more closely with general practice, to support our local plans to improve primary care services in the borough.
As part of this full delegation of primary care responsibilities regular meetings of a Greenwich Primary Care Commissioning Committee, in public, will consider and take decisions on local services.
Meetings of the Greenwich Primary Care Commissioning Committee
The Greenwich CCG Primary Care Commissioning Committee (PCCC) will meet in public to undertake its responsibilities in respect of planning, commissioning and contracting general practice services.
The Primary Care Commissioning Committee is a committee of the local CCG Governing Body and will function as the decision making body for the management of the delegated functions and the exercise of delegated powers as set out in NHS Greenwich CCG's Constitution and Scheme of Delegation.
The remit and responsibilities of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee includes:
Planning primary medical services (including carrying out and responding to local
Reviewing and seeking to improve and support the development of local general practice.
Managing and ensuring the commissioning of good quality services within the budgets available to pay for them.
Papers for the Primary Care Commissioning Committee will be available from the CCG's website a week before the meeting.
These are meetings held in public and members of the public are invited to attend. Members of the public can submit questions in advance by emailing
Lauren Meager. Please state which meeting and agenda item the question refers to.
CCG Committee in Common
The Committee in Common brings members of each CCG's governing body together for decision making on issues that affect every borough.
At this inaugural meeting, the committee will discuss Our Healthier South East London, the strategy for sustainable and high quality healthcare, including proposals for consolidated planned orthopaedic services.
The meeting is being held in public and residents are invited to attend.
If you have any questions you would like the committee to answer at the meeting, these can be sent in advance to SOUCCG.SELStrategy@nhs.net
Papers will be published one week prior to the meeting at ourhealthiersel.nhs.uk, where you can also read more about the strategy and ideas to improve health services in south east London.
Collaborative Framework between the six CCGs in South East London
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read and download the Collaborative Framework made between NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group, collectively known as “the six CCGs in South East London” or “the Collaborative.”