The CCG has currently stood down its governance meetings in order to focus staff on the delivery of frontline services in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This decision will be reviewed on a regular basis.
The Lewisham borough-based board is a prime committee of NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group and has executive powers delegated to it by the governing body of the CCG. The board has delegated responsibility for planning and funding (commissioning) services in Lewisham, as part of the overall commissioning plans of NHS South East London CCG. The board’s role is to ensure that decisions are taken at the right scale for delegated services and involve the council wherever possible. The board is responsible for commissioning:
- GP services
- Community health services (for example district nursing)
- Services for specific patient needs (for example in mental health and services for children and young people)
- Medicines optimisation (for example making the best use of medicines to support community based care)
- Continuing healthcare (for example for people with disabilities or people who are approaching the end of their lives)
The Lewisham board works closely with the borough’s Health and Wellbeing Board and the overview and scrutiny committees.
NHS South East London CCG values public views on healthcare across its six boroughs and is committed to transparency in all areas of our governance.
Meetings of the Lewisham borough-based board are normally held in public every two months. There is dedicated time for members of the public to ask questions at each meeting. However please note that in response to the current Covid-19 situation, the CCG has stood down its governance meetings in order to focus our staff onto supporting frontline activity. This decision will be reviewed on a regular basis.