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Public welcome at meeting to hear about primary care services in Lambeth

Primary care services, and particularly local GP practices, are the first point of contact in the healthcare system for most local people. 

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), along with the other CCGs in south east London, now has greater responsibility and involvement in the commissioning of local general practices, in a joint commissioning arrangement with NHS England.

Every other month, commissioners meet in public to consider and take decisions on the development of GP services. This is known as the Primary Care Joint Committee and is a chance to hear about how we are planning the future of general practice services in Lambeth.

The next Lambeth Primary Care Joint Committee takes place from 6pm to 8.30pm on Thursday 20 October 2016 at: 

Main Hall, 1st floor, Deptford Lounge,
Deptford Library, 9 Giffin Street SE8 4RJ

Papers for the meeting are​ available here​​.

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 S​ection 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 collaboratively with NHS England as the contract holders for primary medical service providers (general practices) and will meet together to undertake their responsibilities for:

  • Planning primary medical services (including carrying out and responding to local needs assessments).
  • Reviewing and seeking to improve and support the development of local general practice.
  • Managing and ensuring 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.