Our committee structure

Council of Members

Our Council of Members is made up of 31 local GPs (one from each GP practice in the Surrey Downs area). The Council of Members shapes our vision and strategy, approves commissioning plans, and agrees our constitution.

Governing Body

Our Governing Body is mandated by law to make sure the CCG's functions are exercised effectively, efficiently and economically, in accordance with established principles of good governance. Most of its membership is doctors and independent lay-people.

Clinical Cabinet

Led by Clinical Chair, Dr Russell Hills, our Clinical Cabinet sets the clinical strategy and clinical direction of the CCG. Its GP membership advises on service re-design and plans to improve patient pathways, ensuring we continue to deliver healthcare improvements for people living in Surrey Downs.

Joint Executive Management Team

Together with our Surrey Heartlands neighbouring CCGs - North West Surrey and Guildford and Waverley  - Surrey Downs benefits from a Joint Executive Management Team, comprised of senior management from across the three and led by Joint Accountable Officer, Matthew Tait. This integrated team is accountable for the day-to-day running of the CCGs and their operations. Under this, each CCG has a Local Management Team, which meets once a week to plan and progress business on a more local level.

Participation Action Network

We believe in involving local people in all our decisions about the services we buy, and our Participation Action Network is just one example of how we do this.

Quality Committee

The Quality Committee monitors patient safety and experience, and clinical quality, in order to drive up standards and provide assurance to the Governing Body that the care commissioned by the CCG is of a high quality.

Finance and Performance Committee

The Finance and Performance Committee oversees the CCG’s performance, both in terms of how we are performing against key quality standards and how we are performing financially.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee provides an independent and objective view of the CCG’s systems, information and compliance with laws, regulations and directions.

Remuneration and Nominations Committee

The Renumeration and Nominations Committee makes recommendations to the Governing Body on determinations about the remuneration, fees and other allowances for employees and for people who provide services to the CCG. Other general HR matters also fall under this Committee's remit.