Engagement committee

Jennie Willmott, joint-chair of the engagement committee

About the Engagement Committee

The Engagement Committees of NEW Devon CCG and South Devon and Torbay CCG are held in common.

The purpose of the committees in common is to oversee the engagement processes of both CCGs and provide assurance that engagement is carried out in line with the NHS Constitution, the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the relevant national policy guidelines.

The engagement committee will:

  • Assure the Governing Bodies of the effectiveness of the organisations' engagement and demonstrate that engagement is informing decisions made by the Governing Bodies.
  • Assure the Governing Bodies that the organisation is commissioning in a way that ensures and supports the involvement of individuals in decisions about their own health and care.
  • Support the implementation of the engagement and commissioning strategy of the CCG taking a whole commissioning cycle view and planning key engagement activities accordingly.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the platforms and techniques the CCG uses to engage with people.
  • Discuss and plan effective ways of working with Healthwatch Devon, Torbay, Plymouth and Cornwall.
  • Bring together centrally, issues and areas of success and learning from locality community representatives’ engagement.
  • Assure and review the CCG’s annual engagement plans around engagement improvement based on issues and learning.
  • Identifying and monitoring communications and engagement risks associated with the work brought to the committee.

The committee comprises members from the staff of the two CCGs, Healthwatch and Community representatives.

These meetings are not held in public and public involvement is through representatives recruited to the role. Information about meeting dates and papers can be found below.

Committee Meetings

Engagement committee meetings are held no less than six times a year with additional extraordinary meetings as required for conducting the business of the committee. The pace of change in the health community is such that it has also been agreed that business of the committee can be conducted by e-mail and the actions/decision will be recorded by the Administrator for purposes of transparency and recording.

Meeting dates and links to meeting papers (once available) can be found and downloaded below.

  • 5 October 2017
  • 5 December 2017
  • 6 February 2018
  • 3 April 2018
  • 5 June 2018
  • 7 August 2018
  • 2 October 2018
August 2018
August 2018: Chair's report
June 2018
June 2018: Chair's report
April 2018
April 2018: Chair's report April 2018: Minutes
February 2018
February 2018: Chair's report February 2018: Minutes
December 2017
December 2017: Chair's report December 2017: Minutes
October 2017
October 2017: Chair's report October 2017: Minutes

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