​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 2015 NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), along with the other CCGs in south east London, took greater responsibility and involvement in the design, shaping and commissioning of local general practices, in a joint commissioning arrangement with NHS England.

This new arrangement will allow us to work more closely with those responsible for securing the provision of general practice, NHS England, and will support our local plans to improve primary care services in the borough.

This joint approach between our CCG and NHS England is referred to as the Co-commissioning of Primary Care and ​ regular meetings of a joint committee, in public, will consider and take decisions on local services together.

Meetings of South East London's Primary Care Joint Committees 

​The Primary Care Joint Committees of the six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in south east London (NHS Bexley CCG, NHS Bromley CCG, NHS Greenwich CCG, NHS Lambeth CCG, NHS Lewisham CCG and NHS Southwark CCG) and NHS England will meet in public to undertake their responsibilities in respect of planning, commissioning and contracting general practice services.

Primary Care Joint Committees are committees of the local CCG Governing Body and NHS England who have formally agreed to commission local general practice services under section 83 of the NHS Act. 

Whilst each CCG is focusing upon its local borough based services, the six CCGs in south east London have agreed to work collaboratively with NHS England as the contract holders for primary medical service providers (general practices) and will meet together to undertake their responsibilities for:​

  • Planning primary medical services (including carrying out and responding to local needs assessments).

  • 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.

CCGs and NHS England recognise the importance of high quality, safe and accessible primary care services and are committed to working together to secure them locally.

Commissioning of Local GP practice services in Greenwich CCG
The next meeting of the South East London Primary Care Joint Committee will be held in public together with the other five borough committees in south east London on:​

Thursday 15th December 2016 between 6.00pm and 8.30pm

Room G02 ABC, ground floor, 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH


​Papers for the Joint Primary Care Committees will be available from the CCG's website a week before the meeting.  If you would like to obtain copies of the papers in advance of the meeting please contact Colin Nash, Corporate Secretary on 020 3049 9059​ or colin.nash@nhs.net

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 tom.bunting@nhs.net by 14 December 2016. Please state which agenda item the question refers to.​

Please state which agenda item the question refers to.​

Agenda and meeting papers

The agenda and meeting papers​ are here​ for the meeting on 20 October 2016​.

The agenda and meeting papers​ are here for the meeting on 18 August 2016.​

The agenda and meeting papers are here​ for the meeting on 29 June 2016.

The agenda and meeting papers are here​ for the meeting on 28 April 2016.

The agenda and meeting papers are here​ and here​ for the meeting on 11 February 2016.

The agenda and meeting papers are here for the meeting on 10 December 2015.

The agenda and meeting papers are here​ for the meeting on 6 August 2015.

The agenda and meeting papers are here for the meeting in June 2015.​​

CCG Committee in Common


The six NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in south east London are holding their first

CCG Committee in Common
9am-12pm, Thursday 17 March 2016
The Chapter Room
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge SE1 9DA

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

Click here to 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.”