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Standards

Appointment of external auditors

Notice is hereby given that the CCG has reappointed Grant Thornton LLP as its external auditor for the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020. This appointment can be extended to 31 March 2022.

The appointment was recommended by the CCG’s audit panel.  The panel advised that, following a formal tender process including interview of selected auditors, it recommended the reappointment of Grant Thornton LLP. The CCG has followed the panel's advice.

Professional Standards Authority

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has published new standards for members of NHS boards and clinical commissioning group governing bodies in England.

These standards are aimed at supporting Governing Body members to understand the extent of their personal responsibility in making sure care, dignity and respect are central to service delivery in their organisations.

Link to Standards

Click here to find out how we manage the declaration and registration of gifts, hospitality and potential conflicts of interest.

The NHS Leadership Academy has also recently updated and released 'The Healthy NHS Board 2013 - Principles for Good Governance'. This guide has been produced to support boards in their efforts to develop their governance and board effectiveness.

Link to The Healthy NHS Board 2013 - Principles for Good Governance 

NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups Code of Governance

Good governance in NHS CCGs plays an important role as one aspect of improving the quality of care commissioned. It enhances NHS decision-making with a view to meeting patient needs. CCG governing bodies are one of the primary vehicles by which the Act is translated into local action for the benefit of NHS stakeholders. Success in delivering stated outcomes will be dependent upon the CCG ordering its
decision-making processes and behaviours in a way that maximises the likelihood that strategic objectives will be achieved for the benefit of patients, their carers, and the wider public.

The high level principles outlined in this Code of Governance provide CCGs and their Governing Body members with flexible guidance to be used in a manner that is appropriate to the needs of the organisation. 

To see the NHS clinical commissioning groups code of governance, see the downloads section on the right hand side of this page.