NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG Constitution
The NHS Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was formed in April 2011 from the 31 GP practices which made up the former Mansfield and Ashfield Practice Based Commissioning Group (known as High Point Health). We cover all of the Mansfield and Ashfield areas with the exception of Hucknall. GP practices in Mansfield and Ashfield first came together to work as commissioners when the Ashfield and Mansfield PCTs were created in 2001. Throughout a series of changes to the NHS we have retained continuity as like-minded practices that are committed to working together for the best interests of patients in our area. We see this as a strength going forward.
Our Constitution sets out the arrangements made by the NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG to meet its responsibilities for commissioning care for the people within our area. It describes the governing principles, rules and procedures that the CCG will establish to ensure probity and accountability in the day to day running of the CCG; to ensure that decisions are taken in an open and transparent way and that the interests of patients and the public remain central to the goals of the CCG.
Above all we want to be known as an organisation that contributes to making a real difference to improving the health and wellbeing of people living in Mansfield and Ashfield and involving patients and local communities is essential to help us deliver this.