Clinical group’s meeting in town open to public
NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will be holding its next primary care commissioning committee meeting in public in Ormskirk.
The meeting follows NHS West Lancashire CCG’s move to level three primary care co-commissioning in April 2017.
This means the local health commissioners now have responsibility of commissioning primary care services locally in West Lancashire and lead on decisions of how funding is allocated.
To support this move and to avoid conflict of interest, the new committee does not offer voting rights to any of the local GPs.
The committee meetings take place in public, so anyone is welcome to observe.
Mike Maguire, chief officer at NHS West Lancashire CCG and chair of the new primary care committee, said: “The move to level three cocommissioning is a significant development for the CCG and for the health and wellbeing of the residents that we serve.
“As a group of local commissioners and clinicians, we understand what issues face our local communities, and importantly what needs our local people have.
“These new committee meetings are held in public, so anyone can observe them, which further reflects our commitment to be transparent about our plans and decisions”.
The next committee will be held in the boardroom of the CCG offices in Hilldale on the Ormskirk Hospital site on Tuesday, October 9, 1.30-3pm.
For instructions on how to find the office, contact the CCG on 01695 588 000.
The agenda for the meeting is available on the CCG’s website and is put up one week before every meeting.
Mike Maguire, chief officer, pictured with Dr John Caine, chair of West Lancashire clinical commissioning group