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NHS clinical commissioning groups' constitutions

It is essential for CCG member practices, governing body and committee members to familiarise themselves with the CCG’s constitution, any supporting byelaws and standing orders, as it will influence the actions and decisions GP member practices, governing body and committee members may take.

‘…in-depth knowledge of the constitution was scarce, both in the governing body and the membership…many GPs who were; nominally, signatories to the constitution expressed little knowledge of its contents.’

Within the model NHS CCG constitution developed by NHS England, there are options to include within a constitution details regarding:

  • mission, values and aims of the CCG
  • committees of the group
  • joint arrangements
  • transparency arrangements
  • standing orders, schemes of delegation and reservation, financial policies
  • checklists.

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