The Governing Body has a number of committees that meet on a regular basis to help with the overall management of the CCG. Committees have specific responsibilities and a membership that reflects the experience and knowledge required.

Each committee has a terms of reference (TOR) that explains what the committee does, regularity of meetings, membership and other useful detail. You can view the TOR for each of the following committees by clicking on the links below.


The Audit Committee provides the Governing Body with an independent and objective view of the effectiveness and accuracy of the CCG’s overall systems of internal control, the financial systems, its financial information and compliance with laws, regulations and directions governing the group.

Approved minutes can be viewed by clicking here.

Annual Report Audit Committee 2017-18

Finance and Performance

The Finance and Performance Committee recommends the CCG’s five-year and annual financial plans to the Governing Body, and oversees implementation of these ensuring the effective and efficient use of resources whilst delivering financial balance.

Approved minutes can be view by clicking here.

Primary Care Commissioning

The role of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee is to make decisions on the review, planning and procurement of primary care services in Blackpool, under delegated authority from NHS England.

The Primary Care Commissioning Committee meets in public with anybody welcome to attend and observe. A list of meeting dates and relevant papers can be found here.

Approved minutes can be viewed by clicking here.

Quality and Engagement

The Quality and Engagement Committee regularly reviews and provides assurance on the quality, safety and clinical effectiveness of commissioned services. It also ensures the views of local patients and residents are at the centre of everything we do.

Approved minutes can be viewed by clicking here.

Patient and Public Involvement Forum

The role of the Patient and Public Involvement Forum is to provide assurance to the CCG Governing Body that there is meaningful participation in the business of the organisation from patients, carers, families and members of the public. Its role also includes the review of strategies and proposals to offer views from a patient’s perspective.


The Remuneration Committee makes recommendations to the Governing Body in respect of determinations about the remuneration, fees and other allowances for employees and for people who provide services to the CCG.

Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups

The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups (JCCCG) is a meeting of the CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria and will be responsible for making decisions about any future proposals referred to it by the CCGs. Decisions that will be referred if they require a Lancashire and South Cumbria approach, but most decisions about healthcare will continue to be taken locally.

The committee is held in public and chaired by Phil Watson CBE, who is independent of the health organisations, and consists of GPs and lay members from each of the Clinical Commissioning Groups in Lancashire and South Cumbria. Chief Executives from Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackpool Council, representatives from district Councils and local Healthwatch attend the meetings.

For committee dates or to download the agenda and papers for the meeting visit

The Joint Committee Of Clinical Commissioning Groups public meeting on Thursday 5 July will now take place at 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE.

You can watch an animation to find out more about why we need to work together across Lancashire and South Cumbria below.For more information, including how to attend the committee meetings please visit:

An easy to understand guide has been published to support health and care staff to explain how NHS, council and community organisations are working together to improve health and care for local people. This is available on the website for Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria