Constitution - Swindon CCG

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NHS SWINDON CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP

CONSTITUTION

NHS England Effective Date: 31 March 2015

Document Control: Document:

Constitution of NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning

Group Publication: External

Review

Date

Document Approved

August 2012

Review Dates

Version (v) 6.1

Changes

Reviewer

Final Version (post consultation)

Shadow Board

December 6.2 2012

No substantial changes

Gloucester / Swindon Cluster

Document Review

May 2013

Correction of typos: Reformatting Committee name / abbreviation reconciliation

NHS Swindon CCG

Document Review

September 7.0 2014

Correction of typos: reformatting

Document Review

January 2015

7.1

Final Version post consultation

Document Approval

February 2015

7.2

Final Version

6.3

NHS England NHS Swindon CCG

NHS England

Next Review Date December 2015

Please note – This document has been digitally signed to preserve and validate its integrity.

CONTENTS Part 1

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Description Foreword Introduction and Commencement 1.1 Name 1.2 Statutory framework 1.3 Status of this constitution 1.4 Amendment and variation of this constitution Area Covered Membership 3.1 Membership of the Clinical Commissioning Group 3.2 Eligibility Mission, Values and Aims 4.1 Mission 4.2 Values and Aims 4.3 Principles of good governance 4.4 Accountability Functions and General Duties 5.1 Functions 5.2 General duties 5.3 General financial duties 5.4 Other relevant regulations, directions and documents Decision Making: The Governing Structure 6.1 Authority to act 6.2 Scheme of reservation and delegation 6.3 General 6.4 Decision Making Framework 6.5 Committees of the Group 6.6 Joint arrangements 6.7 The Governing Body Roles and Responsibilities 7.1 NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group 7.2 NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body 7.3 Locality Groups 7.4 Communications Approach 7.5 Role of GP Locality Chairs 7.6 Practice Representatives 7.7 Other Key Roles 7.8 All members of the NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body 7.9 The Chair/Clinical Lead of the Governing Body

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The Clinical Vice Chair of the Governing Body Role of the Non-Clinical Vice Chair Role of the Accountable Officer Role of the Chief Finance Officer 7.14 Role of the Chief Operating Officer 7.15 Role of the Executive Nurse 7.17 Role of Lay Members 7.18 Role of the Non-Principle/Salaried GP 7.19 Role of Registered Nurse 7.20 Role of the Secondary Care Doctor 7.21 NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group Executive Directors 7.22 Joint Appointments with other Organisations 8 Standards of Business Conduct and Managing Conflicts of Interest 8.1 Standards of business conduct 8.2 Conflicts of interest 8.3 Declaring and registering interests 8.4 Managing conflicts of interest: general 8.5 Managing conflicts of interest: contractors and people who provide services to the Group 8.6 Transparency in procuring services 9 NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group as Employer 10 Transparency, Ways of Working and Standing Orders 10.1 General 10.2 Standing orders Appendix Description

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M

Definitions of Key Descriptions used in this Constitution List of Member Practices Standing Orders Scheme of Reservation and Delegation Prime