Governing Body

The role of the Governing Body is to oversee the work of NCL CCG and ensure that decisions about changes to local health services are debated openly and fairly. Our Governing Body sets the strategic direction of the CCG, decides on expenditure and ensures the organisation functions effectively and efficiently.

Coming to meetings

Our Governing Body meets quarterly and members of the public are very welcome to attend meetings and listen to the discussions and observe our decision-making process. However, it is important to note that although Governing Body meetings are held in public, they are not ‘public meetings’. 

This means that members of the public are able to listen to the proceedings and where submitted questions relating to the agenda can be answered, members will take the time to respond.

Online Governing Body meetings

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CCG made the decision on to move its Governing Body meetings to a virtual platform to ensure health and safety for all members and the public. In this virtual arrangement, members of the public will be able to observe the meeting but, due to technological limitations, members of the public will not be able to ask questions at the meeting itself. Questions relating to the meeting papers must be submitted before the meeting.

Please use the link below to access the live Governing Body meeting:

Join Governing Body meeting Thursday 18 June 2020, 2pm – 4pm.

Asking questions

Members of the public can ask questions about Governing Body agenda items before the meeting. Meetings are usually held on Thursdays. 

Questions relating to the agenda must be submitted to by 10am on the Monday before the meeting.

We have set a limit of three questions per individual or organisation. However, questions and feedback can also be submitted outside of our formal meetings through our normal communication channels – find out more here

Meeting papers

Papers for each meeting will be available on this page one week before the meeting date. Meeting papers from previous meetings are available here.

Governing Body Meeting on Thursday 18 June 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held as an online meeting due to the need to protect people’s health. Members of public are welcome to join the meeting and can do so by selecting the link below:

Join Governing Body meeting Thursday 18 June 2020, 2pm – 4pm.

Attending a virtual Governing Body meeting: Guidance for members of the public

Members of the public will be able to read the papers for the meeting and submit questions until 10.00am on Monday 15 June 2020 to

Questions received within the deadine will be addressed at the meeting and the answers will then be published within two weeks of the meeting.

Upcoming meetings of the NCL CCG Governing Body

Meetings for 2020 have now been confirmed. We will update this page with further information about meetings as they draw nearer. There may be changes to the format as a result of social distancing requirements.

  • Thursday 24 September 2020 (10.00am – 12.30pm)
  • Thursday 10 December 2020 (10.00am – 12.30pm)
  • Thursday 25 March 2021 (10.00am – 12.30pm)