How we make decisions

The CCG's Governing Structure

Information about the governing structure of the CCG's decision making can be found in the NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Constitution which is published on the CCG's website here


Governing Body

Our Governing Body meets at least four times a year. It’s made up of a mix of clinical/professional members, lay members and CCG officers. The Governing Body's main funtion is ensuring that the group has appropriate arrangements in place to exercise its functions effectively, efficiently and economically and in accordance with the group's principles of good governance.  This group makes the final strategic decisions for the organisation.

Meeting dates here

Governing Body Members here

Meeting Papers here

The Governing Body has also established a number of committees to assist with the discharge of its functions.  These committees are set out below and you can find meeting dates, terms of reference and papers for these committees by visiting this page:


The Union - Putting the needs of the community at the heart of commissioning

Since 2007, North East Lincolnshire Council and the North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group have been working very closely together to deliver health services in North East Lincolnshire. As this relationship has developed, both organisations looked forward to the next stage to consider how they could be better equipped to deal with the on-going challenges faced by local government and the NHS.

In 2017, a Union Board was established to integrate both organisations, as far as practicable and appropriate, in order to maximise use of our combined resources and focus. The focus being, to improve the health, care and wellbeing of the local population of North East Lincolnshire.

 A Section 75 Agreement is now in place which allows a local authority and a CCG to jointly commission social care and public health services. This agreement represents a natural progression of the relationship between North East Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, but most important is that, the Union, (through the sum of its CCG and Council parts), operates in a manner that best serves the needs of the population and achieves outcomes that improve the health and wellbeing of the residents, patients and communities we serve. 

The Union Board hold a public meeting at the Town Hall, Grimsby on a bi-monthly basis.


Delivery Assurance Committee

This committee oversees the continuous development of the organisation’s internal performance and delivery assurance framework, encompassing balanced scorecard and exception reporting. The committee provides delivery assurance to the Governing Body that there are robust structures, processes and accountabilities in place for managing performance and delivery throughout the organisation.


Care Contracting Committee

This Committee oversee all of the CCGs contracts, ensuring appropriate contracts in place to deliver commissioning strategy, with the exception of those which relate solely to General Practice, for example, Primary Medical Contracts & General Medical Contracts.  These will be managed by the CCGs Primary Care  Commissioning Committee (PCCC).  Where it is not clear whether a contract should be overseen by the CCC or the PCCC, the CCC will determine whether General Practice is the most capable provider or not, and therefore which is the most appropriate committee to deal with the contract/procurement.


Clinical Governance Committee 

This committee oversee clinical governance arrangements within the CCG and its providers. Clinical Governance Committee is set around the clinical governance framework 7 pillars, aiming to seek assurance from the CCG Officers, that providers & the CCG are meeting the clinical governance requirements.

The Clinical Governance Committee provides a central point for consulting on new clinical pathways, policies or standard operating procedures and approval ensuring any further action required is undertaken. The Clinical Governance group may also receive reports or results from audit, benchmarking or research and may be required to make recommendations or requests for actions of further work.


The Community Forum

The Community Forum plays an important role within North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).  The forum is made up of people from the local community called Community Leads who volunteer their time to work alongside clinical and managerial staff from the CCG.  Community Leads are involved in service areas, committees and working groups within the CCG to make sure local people’s views are heard and influence our plans and decisions.


North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group Engagement Strategy

The CCG's Engagement Strategy describes how the CCG will engage and involve the local population to ensure the CCG offers the best service to meet their needs.  The document is published on the CCG website here


Engagement Activity

Details on how members of the public can get involved in shaping the future of health and social care in the region, including consultation exercises, can be found on the CCG website here. Outcomes from engagement activities and events, including You Said, We Did reports, can be found here.