The CCG is a member organisation and the sum of its practices, practice members, locality groups, executive and Governing Body.
Our vision is to bring strong clinical leadership to local health needs, delivering efficient high quality NHS services for our patients by effective use of resources, improved patient outcomes, minimal waiting times and greater financial stability.
Our Constitution has been updated to reflect the changes brought about by federation of the two CCGs in Buckinghamshire. It is currently awaiting approval by NHS England and will be posted here once this process has been completed.
Read or download the AVCCG Constitution.
The CCG consists of Member practices which hold contracts for the provision of primary medical services. Member practices fall within three geographical localities, North, South and Central.
Decision Making: The Governing Structure
The CCG is accountable for exercising its statutory functions and grants authority to the Governing Body to act on its behalf for most of these.
The CCG’s clinical accountability is through the GP Chair of the Governing Body (or Clinical Leader) – it’s most senior clinician. Membership accountability comes through the Accountability Forum. The Chief Officer is the most senior manager in the CCG.
This section provides a brief explanation of accountabilities and component parts of the CCG required to exercise its statutory functions.
The component parts are:
- The Commissioning Executive (a committee of the CCG)
- The Governing Body
The diagram shows the relationship of the Member practices through the Accountability Forum, the Localities and the Commissioning Executive. The Governing Body has an overall responsibility for ensuring that the CCG delivers its objectives and duties.
The Governance Structure
The Governing Body ensures that the CCG carries out its work effectively, efficiently and economically and with good governance and high quality, and in accordance with the terms of the CCG Constitution as agreed by its Members.
It is responsible for the CCG’s vision, assurance and strategy and will scrutinise decision making to ensure that due process is followed. The Governing Body is responsible for:
- Assurance, including audit and remuneration
- Assuring the decision-making arrangements
- Oversight of arrangements for dealing with conflict of interests
- Agreeing the vision and strategy
- Formal approval of commissioning plans on behalf of the CCG
- Oversight of performance and quality
- Providing assurance of strategic risks
The Governing Body includes the following members:
- GP Chair (Clinical Leader)
- 1 GP Executive Member with Health & Wellbeing Board Membership
- Chief Finance Officer
- Chief Officer (fulfilling the Accountable Officer role)
- 2 Lay members
- Secondary Care Specialist Doctor
- Registered Nurse
The Executive Team
- Find out more about The Executive Team at Aylesbury Vale.
Governing Board Members
See a Who’s Who at Aylesbury Vale.
Commissioning Executive Team
The Commissioning Executive is responsible for overall management of the CCG’s day to day responsibilities. The majority of the Commissioning Executive must be practicing clinicians; each clinical member then has responsibility for commissioning services within their own portfolio.
The responsibilities of the Executive Team are:
- To develop commissioning plans
- Effectively lead and ensure delivery of locality and provider performance
- Provide robust assurance to the Governing Body on all of the statutory duties
The members of the Executive are:
|Lou PattenDr Graham Jackson||Chief OfficerClinical Chair|
|Dr. Kevin Suddes||Clinical Lead – Unscheduled Care|
|Dr. Christine Campling||Clinical Lead – Elective Care|
|Dr. Juliet Sutton||Clinical Lead – Early Years (Maternity, Newborns and Children)|
|Dr. Karen West||Clinical Lead – Joint Commissioning & Partnership Working|
|Dr. Stuart Logan||Clinical Lead – Long Term Conditions (Prescribing and End of Life|
|Dr. Malcolm Jones||Clinical Locality Lead – South Locality|
|Dr. Charles Todd||Clinical Locality Lead – Central Locality|
|Dr. Rodger Dickson||Clinical Locality Lead – North Locality|
|Colin Thompson||Director of Operations & Performance|
|Alison Foster||Director of Quality|
|Robert Majilton||Chief Financial Officer|
Ask a Question?
As part of the Clinical Commissioning Group’s commitment to openness and accountability, meetings of the Governing Body are open to the public. Anyone may ask questions about agenda items in advance of each meeting, and will be verbally responded to at the meeting.
Questions relating to an agenda item for a specific meeting can be submitted as follows:
- In writing: to Aylesbury Vale CCG, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury HP19 8FF
- By phoning us: 01296 585 900
- By completing and submitting the form below:
The CCG has evolved from ‘United Commissioning’ a limited liability company that purchased services through practice-based commissioning.
During 2012 AVCCG operated as a sub-committee of Buckinghamshire PCT. It became a statutory organisation on April 1, 2013.