Council of Members
As a membership organisation and within the context of the CCG Constitution the Council of Members is comprised of individuals selected by each practice within the Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield areas. The individuals selected has the authority to represent practices views and to act on its behalf in its dealing with the practice, the constitution and the Governing Body.
The main function of the Governing Body is to ensure that the Group has appropriate arrangements in place to exercise its functions effectively, efficiently and economically and in accordance with the principles of good governance.
Audit and Assurance Committee
The Audit and Assurance Committee supports the Governing Body in ensuring the CCG has made the appropriate arrangements to ensure it functions effectively, efficiently and economically and adheres to the relevant principals of good practice.
Remuneration and Terms of Service Committee
The Remuneration and Terms of Service Committee shall make the recommendations to the Governing Body on pay and remuneration for senior employees of the CCG and people who provide services to the CCG and allowances under any pension scheme it might establish as an alternative to NHS pension scheme.
The Executive Committee oversees the day to day operational management of the CCG in support of the Governing Body and its committees.
Joint Quality Committee
The Joint Quality Committee has been established across Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield (DDES) CCG and North Durham CCG following a review of the corporate governance arrangements arising from the need for both CCGs to work closely together whilst remaining separate statutory organisations. It replaces the former Quality, Research and Innovation Committee of North Durham CCG.
The role of the Joint Quality Committee (JQC) is to examine and make recommendations with regard to the quality standards of commissioned services, pathway developments and quality indicators of new services against the clinical priority areas of the national Improvement and Assessment Framework (IAF).
Primary Care Commissioning Committee
The Committee has been established in accordance with statutory provisions to enable the members to make collective decisions on the review, planning and procurement of primary care services in NHS North Durham under delegated authority from NHS England.