Papers submitted to the Governing Body support the CCG in making decisions about local healthcare or monitoring the quality and safety of services. This includes monitoring any patient and public involvement that has been undertaken, by the CCG or local NHS providers, and the patient experience of services.
Governing Body Members consider the feedback of any patient and public involvement when making commissioning decisions about local services alongside a Quality Impact Assessment (QIA) and an Equality Impact Risk Assessment. The QIAs and EIRAs are reviewed, monitored and assured by a panel, which includes independent Lay Members, before any papers can be submitted.
Where a policy has expired this will remain effective until it has been replaced.