The nine Cheshire and Merseyside Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have established a Joint Committee. The nine CCGs are: NHS Cheshire CCG, NHS Halton CCG, NHS Knowsley CCG, NHS Liverpool CCG, NHS Southport and Formby CCG, NHS South Sefton CCG, NHS St Helens CCG, NHS Warrington CCG and NHS Wirral CCG.
The overarching role of the Joint Committee is to enable the Cheshire and Merseyside CCGs to work effectively together and make binding decisions on agreed service areas, for the benefit of both the resident population and population registered with a GP practice in Cheshire and Merseyside
Decisions undertaken by the Joint Committee will support the strategic aims and objectives of the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership and will contribute to the sustainability and transformation of local health and social care systems at ‘Place’.
Each CCG has representatives on the Committee but each representative acts for and on behalf of all nine CCGs. Representatives from Healthwatch, the Cheshire and Merseyside Directors of Public Health collaborative (Champs) and the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership have also been invited to attend meetings of the Committee.
The Terms of Reference and the work plan of the Joint Committee can be found here.
The membership of the Joint Committee can be found here.
A Register of Interests is also available for the Committee members and can be viewed here.
Joint Committee meetings are meeting held in public, so members of the public can observe the business of the meeting but cannot take part in the debate, unless specifically invited to do so by the Chair. Time will be allocated at each meeting for public questions.
Until such time as national guidance is released to enable face to face meetings to occur it is anticipated that meetings of the Committee will be held virtually by default.
The agenda and papers for formal meetings of the Committee will be published on each of the 9 CCGs websites.
If you would like to submit a question to be raised at a committee meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions may be submitted in advance of the Committee meeting, and ideally up to two days in advance. They should be pertinent to the agenda of the meeting in question. Further guidance about submitting a question to the Committee can be found here.
Meeting dates, papers and joining links can be found in the table below.
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Tuesday 31 August 2021 at 1:45pm
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