Who are we?

We are a membership organisation comprising of the 39 member GP practices based in Doncaster, with responsibility for commissioning (buying and organising) healthcare services for around 320,000 patients in Doncaster.

The 39 Member Practices are grouped into four localities and monthly locality meetings led by locality leads and attended by nominated practice representatives are held in each locality to ensure effective engagement of member practices in the work of their governing body.

Our Constitution

Our constitution sets out the arrangements we make to meet our responsibilities for commissioning care for the people we care for.  It describes the governing principles, rules and procedures that we have established to ensure probity and accountability in the day to day running of the organisation and ensures that our decisions are taken in an open and transparent way. Importantly, it confirms our intention to ensure the interests of patients and the public remain central to all our commissioning decisions.

You can view our constitution here: NHS Doncaster CCG Constitution (April 2020).

You can also access the latest version of the NHS Doncaster CCG Committee Handbook. It sets out the Governing Body’s committee structure, terms of reference, decision-making powers and membership. It does not include committees / groups that are temporary assignments such as task and finish groups.

Governing Body Members

Our Governing Body is responsible for commissioning (paying for and organising) healthcare services for around 300,000 people who are registered with a GP practice based in the borough of Doncaster.

We are committed to the principles of transparent and open decision making. In accordance with our constitution and section 140 of The National Health Service Act 2006, our accountable officer must be informed of anything which may lead to a conflict with the interests of the CCG and the public for whom we commission services in relation to any decision to be made by the CCG. The register of interest is available to view in our public information section and will be updated regularly: Registers of Interests

Our CCG Leaders and Contact Details – our senior organisational structure:

Our Structure

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were created following the Health and Social Care Act in 2012, and replaced Primary Care Trusts on 1 April 2013. CCGs are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area.

Our Organisational Structure

Our team staffing structure consists of a Chief Officer with three directly-reporting Chiefs of Service and an Associate Director:

  • Chief Finance Officer
  • Chief Nurse
  • Director of Strategy & Delivery
  • Associate Director of Human Resources Corporate Services

Click here to see our latest organisational structure.

Click here to download our meeting structure.

Where we fit within the NHS

CCG’s are responsible for about 60% of the NHS budget and commission most secondary care services such as:

CCGs can commission any service provider that meets NHS standards and costs. These can be NHS hospitals, social enterprises, charities or private sector providers. However, they must be assured of the quality of services they commission, taking into account both National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines and the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) data about service providers.

Senior Management Team