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Commissioning of Local GP practice services in NHS LEWISHAM CCG

Lewisham Primary Care Joint Committee

Meeting held in public at 6.00-8.30pm on Thursday 18th August 2016 at:

​Chamber and Public Gallery West, Ground floor, Bexley Civic Offices, 2 Watling St, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT

The Primary Care Joint Committee of NHS Lewisham CCG and NHS England will meet in public to undertake their responsibilities in respect of planning, commissioning and contracting general practice services on the evening of Thursday 18 August 2016.

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 section 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.

    This meeting will be held in public on:

    Thursday 18th August 2016 between 6.00pm and 8.30pm

At Chamber and Public Gallery West, Ground floor, Bexley Civic Offices, 2 Watling St, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT

Papers for the Joint Primary Care Committees will be available from the NHS Lewisham CCG website a week before the meeting. If you would like to obtain copies of the papers in advance of the meeting please contact Hannah Reeves at NHS Lewisham CCG.  

​These are meetings held in public and members of the public are invited to attend. Members of the public can submit questions in advance by emailing Tom.Bunting@nhs.net by 12:00 noon on 18th August 2016. ​