Our governance​ 

 

How we run the CCG


We put governance systems in place to assure local people, patients and our stakeholders that NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group is being run efficiently, ethically, legally, and transparently. Within the NHS, governance falls into two main categories - corporate and clinical.

Corporate governance


Corporate governance is about the day to day management of the organisation. It makes sure we have the correct processes for decision making. Read more about how we make decisions on our How we are organised page. You can also read about how we manage Conflict of Interest on the left hand side of the page.

Clinical governance


Our clinical governance is our approach to maintaining and improving the quality of patient care in Southwark. It is how we make sure all patients are protected through commissioning and in particular children and vulnerable adults. You can read about our Safeguarding Declarations on the left hand side of the page.

Our governance framework


NHS Southwark CCG works within a governance framework.  This is set out in our Constitution and covers areas such as: 

  • Standing orders for the organisation – which explains how the organisation will conduct its business.
  • Standing financial instructions (SFIs) – the financial responsibilities, policies and procedures that have been adopted.
  • Working through Governing Body committees – Integrated Governance and Performance, Commissioning  Strategy, Engagement and Patient Experience, Audit, Remuneration. You can read about our Governing Body sub-committees on our dedicated page.
  • Scheme of reservation and delegation – which sets out the responsibilities and accountabilities with the CCG and our reporting arrangements.

We also have policies which define the way we work – they are all available on our Policies, strategies and registers page.

If there is something you would like to know about the way we work that you cannot find on our website you can submit a Freedom of Information request.