As a part of NHS NEW Devon CCG the Northern Locality commissioning board will play a key role in promoting integrated care and, as a member of local health and wellbeing board(s), in assessing local needs and strategic priorities.
This will mean working collaboratively with local authorities and the NHS Commissioning Board. CCGs will commission the majority of NHS services for their populations – apart from primary care, specialised services and public health. They will also have a statutory responsibility to support the NHS Commissioning Board to improve the quality of primary medical care. The Northern Locality board is formally constituted to make commissioning decisions on behalf of the local population.
The purpose of the locality board is to commission high quality, effective and efficient services that meet the local needs for the population of North Devon. Locality boards comprise executive representation from GP membership forums relevant to each locality, through the elected clinical chairs and vice chairs.
The locality board is responsible for fulfilling the following for the Northern Locality:
a) Scheme of delegation (as outlined in the NHS NEW Devon CCG constitution
b) NHS NEW Devon CCG assurance and performance framework
c) Achievement of NHS NEW Devon CCG’s corporate objectives
d) Discharging its statutory duties for the commissioning of health care services
The locality board is formally constituted to make commissioning decisions on behalf of the local population in accordance with the CCG annual operating plan.
The locality board is responsible for involving and engaging their local clinicians and population in making commissioning decisions, development and service redesign.
The running of the locality board will be determined locally to build on existing practice and geographical requirements, however as a committee of the Governing Body the locality board is bound by the NHS NEW Devon CCG constitution.
The locality board will meet bi-monthly and not less than six times per year. Dates and venues of locality board meetings will be published on the CCG website in advance by each locality. For further information see the terms of reference for the board at the top of this page.