Surrey Heartlands CCG has assumed responsibility for aspects of general practice commissioning from NHS England. The Primary Care Commissioning Committee (PCCC) is responsible for this delegated responsibility.
Details of the next Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting in public are below.
Location: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will be running this as a virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams. Unfortunately this means that members of the public will not be able to join the meeting but papers for the part of the meeting usually held in public are published below (5 working days in advance). This will be kept under review for future meetings as and when NHS England issues further guidance.
Meeting Papers: To be published 5 working days in advance of the meeting.
Historical meeting agendas and papers
Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe meetings of the Governing Body, which although are held in public, are not public meetings. In line with current Government guidelines, Governing Body meetings in public will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams until further notice.
Meeting papers: To be published 5 working days in advance of the meeting.
Questions and attendance
To provide health services for people in the Surrey Heartlands area, we need to make sure that the money we spend as an organisation is in line with our available resources.
We develop budgets and financial reports on the overall performance of the CCG (including the annual accounts) and hospital service contracts, to ensure that every penny spent is best value for money and supports the delivery of high quality services for everyone in Surrey Heartlands.
The latest information on the financial position of the CCG can be found in the Governing Body Papers each month and in our Annual Report and Accounts (published in June each year).
Please note, Surrey Heartlands CCG came into existence on 1st April 2020 following the merger of Guildford and Waverley, Surrey Downs, North West Surrey and East Surrey CCGs.
Primary Care Expenditure
The GP contract agreement requires clinical commissioning groups to report to the Local Medical Committee (LMC) how the primary medical care funding allocations have been spent. Documents listed below contain details of how the money has been spent within Surrey Heartlands.
On this page you can find details of all financial transaction spending over £25,000 made by NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG. This data is published on a monthly basis as part of the Government’s commitment to transparency in expenditure.
Please note, Surrey Heartlands CCG came into existence on 1st April 2020 following the merger of Guildford and Waverley, Surrey Downs, North West Surrey and East Surrey CCGs. If you require any information from the previous organisations please Contact Us.
Monthly spending over £25,000 for the Financial Year 2021-22
Equality is a legal principle to eliminate discrimination and promote equality of opportunity to people and groups. The Equality Act 2010 defines this protection based on protected characteristics. These are:
Religion or belief
Marriage and civil partnership
Pregnancy and maternity
Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value people’s differences to enable them to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all who work to take forward the vision of the CCG.
We’re fully committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity. We do this in the way we commission healthcare services and by developing a diverse and well supported workforce, which reflects the population we serve. As a CCG, we are fully committed to:
Making sure that the health care services we commission are fully accessible and maximise health outcomes for all
Providing working environments that are free from discrimination and where there is equality of opportunity
Fostering good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
You can find out more about how we meet our legal responsibilities in our Annual Report.
Equality and Diversity Policy
Our commitments in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion are described in our Equality and Diversity Policy available via the Policies and Guidance page of this website (new one to be approved July 2020).
Quality and Equality Impact Assessments
We are committed to ensuring that commissioning decisions, business cases and any other significant plans and strategies are appropriately evaluated for their impact on both quality and equality. The CCG’s Quality and Equality Impact Assessment Policy (QEIA) (available via the Policies and Guidance page of this website) sets out the responsibilities, process and format to be followed by CCG staff undertaking a QEIA. The purpose of the assessment is to examine the extent to which existing or proposed services /policies/strategies may benefit different members of the community and, where appropriate, prompt the consideration of adjustments.
QEIAs enable us to consider how our proposals may impact upon our population, in particular people with different equality characteristics. QEIAs also prompt the consideration of how well our commissioning is helping to reduce health inequalities within our population. As the CCG embeds, we will publish QEIAs below.
We have summarised our commitment to all aspects described above in our Equality Statement, which is positioned at the front of all our policies.
Accessible Information Standard
The Accessible Information Standard (AIS) is a regulation which applies to all organisations providing NHS or adult social care. As a CCG, we abide by the same principles. The aim of the AIS is to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information they can access and understand, and any communication support that they need. Here are a few examples of how the CCG works to meet the AIS:
All of the CCG’s publications can be made available in alternative formats for example in large print, braille, easy read or via email. This includes letters as well as reports and strategies. Please contact us to find out more.
We have installed ReciteMe™ software on the CCG’s website. This allows for translation of text, enlarging text and creating audio files from online content.
We have a dedicated SMS text number for people who prefer or who can only communicate using SMS: 07917 087 560.
We always ask for people to let us know what their access needs are when we hold a public meeting. We will make adjustments where needed e.g. through booking interpreters.
All our public-facing documents are printed in Ariel, minimum 12 font.
We aim to write our public-facing documents in Plain English.
If there are any further adjustments that you think we should be making, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
As a new organisation, the CCG will carry out a baseline assessment to inform the work it needs to do to meet the objectives of the Equality Delivery System 2 Framework:
Better health outcomes for all
Improved patient access and experience
A representative and supported workforce
Inclusive leadership at all levels
Targeted equality objectives for 2020/21 are:
Carry out a baseline Equality Delivery System (EDS2) assessment and identify key priorities for each ICP.
Deliver an EDI Conference in autumn 2020 for the joint Surrey Heartlands workforce.
Continue to support the routine complete of QEIAs across all service change programmes.
As a new organisation, the CCG is developing its Inclusion Strategy in partnership with key stakeholders. It will be published here.
NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)
In 2014 the NHS Equality and Diversity Council announced it had agreed action to ensure employees from Black, Asian, and minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workplace.
To support this action the WRES was developed and in April 2015 it was mandated through the NHS standard contract.
To support our work, Surrey Heartlands has a workforce race equality expert who is helping shape our strategic plans and deliver actions. The CCG is collecting WRES data for the 2020 submission, which will inform our WRES action plan thereafter. This action plan will be published here.
The CCG is required to publish an annual WRES report that shows progress against the nine key indicators, which include access to career progression opportunities and receipt of fair treatment at work for staff from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.
The Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Forum (SH CCG BAME) was formed as a direct response to the feedback received from the Surrey Heartlands CCG listening events held for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff, following the brutal and untimely death of George Floyd and the disproportionate effect of Covid-19 on the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic population. The Forum provides a real opportunity to be a voice of positive change, start a dialogue to create a shared understanding about racism and its impact on all of us and implement measurable actions within Surrey Heartlands CCG to make a genuine transformational change.
The ambitions of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Forum are as follows:
Working collaboratively to share ideas and develop new initiatives that can be implemented into actionable changes and maintain an anti-racism approach across the Integrated Care System (ICS) with support from the senior Executive Team.
Acting as a safe and supportive space for Black, Asian and minority ethnic colleagues to share challenges, experiences and learning.
Offering support to Black, Asian and minority ethnic colleagues, who have either experienced or is experiencing isolation or discriminatory conditions within their work areas.
Promoting a culture that creates a more progressive experience within Surrey Heartlands CCG for colleagues from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.
Active participation in influencing the organisation’s actions to address inequalities highlighted by the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) report.
Ensuring colleagues from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as a workforce are visible across Surrey Heartlands CCG.
To celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds both historical and present.
‘..If we don’t know our history, if we cannot trace the past into the present, we cannot explain current conditions in ways that are transformative rather than victim blaming.’ Dr. Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility, 2018
Surrey Heartlands CCG is an integral member of Surrey Heartlands Health and Care System. This is one of many emerging Integrated Care Systems. In recognition of racial discrimination and bias within the workplace and population a system-wide alliance has been established to play a critical role in tackling and challenging racial inequalities and to create a fair and inclusive workplace and community.
The BAME Alliance has senior accountable representation from each ICS organisation including the CCG.
The aims of the BAME Alliance are to:
Oversee the development of an overarching strategy for the ICS which is shared by partner organisations and addresses the health inequalities linked to race in our workplaces and communities
Improve the confidence of BAME staff and communities that race inequality is being addressed
Identify Workforce Race Equality Standards (WRES) challenges across Surrey Heartlands and opportunities to taken action which leads to improvements
Provide a collective voice to change racial bias and health inequalities linked to race in workforce and communities