The Board received a report and accompanying presentation from Dr Andrew Davies – Clinical Chief Officer, that gave an update on the NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Commissioning at Scale Programme.
Dr Davies outlined for the Board proposed future commissioning arrangements and the associated relationships between Primary Care Networks (PCNs), Place Based Integrated Commissioning and commissioning at Scale. He also outlined the principles that would need to be in place to ensure that integrated commissioning and PCNs would be supported by the CCG. These included Primacy of Place, sovereignty, listening to the patient voice, engagement of Member practice and minimising costs of conformity.
The Board was advised that there would be an extraordinary meeting of the NHS Halton CCG’s Governing Body on 11 March 2020, on proposals to develop a Mid-Mersey CCG which would cover Halton, Warrington and St Helens. A further update would be presented at the next meeting.
RESOLVED: That the Board notes the presentation and update.