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Primary Care Joint Committee - February

The Primary Care Joint Committees of the six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in south east London (NHS Lambeth CCG, NHS Bromley CCG, NHS Greenwich CCG, NHS Bexley CCG, NHS Lewisham CCG and NHS Southwark CCG) and NHS England will meet in public on 11 February.

Primary Care Joint Committees are committees of the local CCG Governing Body and NHS England who have formally agreed to commission local general practice services under section 83 of the NHS Act. 

Whilst each CCG is focusing upon its local borough based services, the six CCGs in south east London have agreed to work together with NHS England as the contract holders for primary medical service providers (general practices) and meet together to

  • Plan primary medical services (including carrying out and responding to local needs assessments)
  • Review and seek to improve and support the development of local general practice
  • Manage and ensure the commissioning of good quality services within the budgets available to pay for them.

CCGs and NHS England recognise the importance of high quality, safe and accessible primary care services and are committed to working together to secure them locally.

The fourth meeting of the Primary Care Joint Committee will be held in public together with the other five borough committees in south east London on 11 February 2016 between 6pm and 8.30pm at the John Major Room, Kia Oval, Surrey County Cricket Club, Kennington, SE1 5SS. 

Papers for the Joint Primary Care Committees will be available from the six CCGs' websites a week before the meeting.  
These meetings are open to the public who can submit questions in advance by emailing by midday on 10 February 2016.