Our Governing Body

Our Governing Body oversees and directs the work of Brighton and Hove CCG. Members include local GPs and nurses, CCG managers and independent members. Our Constitution has more information on how Governing Body members are appointed.  We also publish information on individual Members of the Governing Body.

Governing Body Meetings

NHS Brighton and Hove CCG is committed to openness and transparency and, as such, the Governing Body conducts as much of its business as possible in a session that members of the public are welcome to attend and observe.

Governing Body Meetings are held in public every two months and the next Governing Body Meeting will be held at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road, BN1 1YD on the 23 May 2017 at 13:00-16:00.

Future Governing Body Meeting dates are as follows

  • 18 July
  • 26 September
  • 28 November
  • 23 January
  • 27 March

Times and venues will be updated shortly.

If you have any particular needs with regards to access or assistance when attending the meeting, such as wheelchair access or an induction loop, please contact the CCG and we will do our best to assist you. Unfortunately, if members of the public arrive after the meeting has already started it may not be possible for them to join the meeting. 

At the end of meeting, all members of the public will be escorted back to the main entrance by a member of staff. 

Patients and members of the public are also invited to attend meetings of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee

Papers

A copy of the agenda and papers for the meeting is normally published on the Papers for Governing Body meetings page at least three working days before the meeting. Papers from previous meetings are also held on this website.

A small supply of paper copies will be available at the meeting for the public, although you may be asked to share papers depending on the number of people present.

If you would like papers in a different format, please contact the Governing Body Secretary by email at BHCCG.GovBodySec@nhs.net or by writing to: The Governing Body Secretary, NHS Brighton and Hove CCG, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 4AH

Questions from members of the public

Members of the public are welcome to attend Governing Body meetings but should be aware that, although the meeting is held in public, it is not a public meeting. This means members of the public and press do not have speaking rights during the meeting but will be able to ask questions during a 15 minute session at the end of the meeting. 

Any questions or comments from the public should be related to an item on the agenda for that meeting and in respect of the role and responsibilities of the Governing Body.

Members of the public who ask questions will be asked to identify themselves and to declare any formal affiliations. Questioners will not be permitted to make statements. All questions should be asked through the CCG Clinical Chair who will direct them, as appropriate, to individuals for response. Other Governing Body members present can make a response if they wish through the CCG Clinical Chair. 

Each questioner will be allowed one question and one supplementary question. This can be extended at the discretion of the CCG Clinical Chair. The supplementary question must relate to the response to the original question. Questions that are defamatory, derogatory or otherwise offensive will not be permitted. 

The CCG Clinical Chair may decide that on occasions a written response to a question would be more appropriate and this will be provided with the minutes of the meeting. 

Any questions asked and responses given will be recorded and attached as an appendix to the minutes of the meeting. Questions and responses will also be posted on the CCG website with the minutes of the meetings. Questions that could not be fully answered at the meeting will also be included on the website together with the appropriate answer. 

A repeat of a question previously answered will not be permitted. Questions that should be answered through other means outside the meeting, such as complaints, medical negligence cases and matters that are subject to ongoing legal investigations, will not be permitted and will be passed to the relevant person in the CCG.

The CCG Clinical Chair has overall and final responsibility for the management of the question and answer session. 

Recording of the Meeting

The Governing Body meeting is audio recorded to ensure the minutes of the meeting are as accurate as possible. The recorded is used for no other purpose and is destroyed once the minutes have been completed.