The CCG is by law required to establish an Audit Committee and a Remuneration Committee in accordance with the requirements set out below. Each of these committees are chaired by the Lay Member charged with governance matters.
The audit committee is accountable to the CCG Board and provides the CCG Board with an independent and objective view of the CCG’s financial systems, financial information, risk management, compliance with laws, regulations and directions governing the CCG in so far as they relate to finance.
The remuneration committee is accountable to the CCG Board and makes recommendations to the CCG Board on determinations about the remuneration, fees and other allowances for employees and for people who provide services to the CCG and on determinations about allowances under any pension scheme that the CCG may establish as an alternative to the NHS pension scheme.
Standing Committees are expected to be durable bodies with a continuing existence, subject to the annual review of membership and terms of reference by the CCG Board. For terms of reference for all standing committees, please see the Herts Valleys CCG website
The CCG Board has put in place the following standing committees:
The primary care commissioning committee to carry out the functions relating to the commissioning of primary medical services under section 83 of the NHS Act except those relating to individual GP performance management, which have been reserved to NHS England.
The quality committee to oversee the integrated governance arrangements for the effective discharge of the CCG’s functions with particular focus on quality.
The finance and performance committee is responsible for assuring performance against the CCG's financial plans, QIPP delivery and performance against provider contracts.
The patient and public involvment committee provides the Board with assurance that there is meaningful participation in the business of the CCG from patients, carers, families and members of public across the CCG’s locality areas.
The commissioning executive committee is responsible for approving business cases for clinical change.
Integrated Corporate Governance Protocol
In November 2016 Herts Valleys CCG was formally placed in financial turnaround. As a result of this, a capacity and capability review was conducted by Deloitte in February and March 2017 and Deloitte conducted a further in depth review of corporate governance in April and May 2017. In response to feedback from these reviews have introduced revised governance arrangements to ensure that our arrangements reflect best practice across the NHS and public sector in England.