As a clinically-led organisation, NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group ensures that the views of clinicians are front and centre of the decision-making process.
Each GP practice in West Cheshire elects a GP to sit on our Membership Council. This group meets four times a year and is responsible for:
- Representing the interests of local GPs
- Approving the clinical commissioning group’s constitution and any proposed changes to the constitution
- Nominating for appointment the clinical commissioning group’s Governing Body members
- Holding the Governing Body members, both individually and collectively, to account for their performance
- Informing the clinical commissioning group’s commissioning plans
- Agreeing initiatives to improve the quality and outcomes of patient care and better use of resources
The aim of clinical commissioning is to put clinicians in the driving seat of local commissioning decisions. We have therefore put in place a clinical leadership structure which is arranged around our strategic aims.
Major clinical themes are sponsored by Governing Body members with senior GPs leading on individual areas of work such as primary care, primary mental health care, planned care and diabetes care.