Meetings in public

Our Governing Body meets in public every two months to discuss local health issues and to make decisions about local healthcare services.

We hold these meetings in public so local patients and stakeholders can come and listen to our discussions and have a greater insight and understanding about how we work and how we make decisions about local healthcare.

Members of the public and stakeholders are welcome to attend these meetings and there is the opportunity at each meeting, for the public to ask the Governing Body questions about the discussions or local health services. See ‘asking questions’ for more details.

The Primary Care Commissioning Committee (PCCC) also meets in public and papers are available to download in advance of meetings.

Forthcoming meetings

We are now holding our Governing Body and PCCC meetings virtually rather than ‘in public’ in the conventional sense. This is in response to guidance issued by Public Health England regarding the current situation with the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic which proposes social distancing in order to slow down transmission of the virus. We continue to publish the papers for the meetings on this website and it is now possible to join the meeting virtually via Microsoft Teams and or view the recording of meetings. Please read the information below for further information about how to do this.

Attending a virtual meeting held in public

In order to enable members of the public to virtually attend meetings at the current time, it will be possible to attend this meeting as an observer using the Microsoft Teams video conferencing platform. If you choose to attend online, some of your personal data will be visible to others, including if you choose to switch your camera on, your moving image. If you dial in to this meeting by telephone, your telephone number will be visible to other participants. Microsoft Teams is approved for use in the NHS and Sussex NHS Commissioners have taken all reasonable steps, within the confines of how the platform operates, to ensure that personal data is not shared beyond the details used to access the meeting. In order to minimise any personal information shared, please do not switch on your camera during the meeting, remain on mute and do not post any comments containing personal information into the meeting chat box as this will be visible to all attendees.

A video recording of the meeting will be published on the CCG website to enable members of public to view the meeting, therefore please note that should you decide to join the meeting this recording will be publicly available to any member of the public who wishes to view it. The recording will be removed from the CCG website no later than 6 months from the date of the meeting.

If you choose to attend the meeting the CCG will take this as your acknowledgement and agreement to the processing of your data in the ways described above.