The Freedom of Information Act requires NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), as a public body, to produce and maintain a publication scheme. This scheme acts as a guide to the information the CCG routinely makes available to the public. Its purpose is to help the public understand what the CCG does and how it does it.
The CCG’s publication scheme is divided into the following headings:
- About NHS Bexley CCG
- How money is spent
- Plans and priorities
- How decisions are made
- Policies and procedures
- Lists and registers
- Services offered
It is not possible to publish all of the information the CCG holds on its website. If information is not available here, please submit a Freedom of Information request.
1. About NHS Bexley CCG
NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was created on 1 April 2013 and is responsible for planning, commissioning (buying) and monitoring healthcare on behalf of the local population. The CCG is a commissioning organisation only, not a direct provider of clinical services.
Further information can be found on the following web pages:
Details of governing body members and CCG staff can be found on the following we pages:
The CCG is also supported by the South East Commissioning Support Unit (SECSU). The SECSU provides expert support and advise to help clinical commissioners deliver improved health services to local populations, including an extensive range of services from human resources support to contracting. Find out more about the SECSU on their website.
Information on organisations that are working with the CCG on key heath challenges can be found on the following web page - local health challenges and how the CCG is tackling them.
The Bexley Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is the means by which the CCG and the London borough of Bexley work together to understand the future health, care and wellbeing needs of the community.
It supports action to improve local people’s wellbeing by ensuring that services meet their needs and is designed to inform and drive future investment priorities and thereby help to plan services more effectively.
To view the latest JSNA visit the London Borough of Bexley’s website.
How to contact us
The CCG’s offices are currently located at 221 Erith Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 6HZ. More detail can be found on the following web pages:
2. How money is spent
This section contains financial information on projected and actual income, budgets and expenditure, procurement, tendering and contracts. It also includes information on financial audits, accounts and details of allowances and expenses which governing body members and staff can claim.
Further details can be found on the following web page - publications.
Governing body meeting papers also contain information on budget and variance reports and can be found on the following web page - governing body meetings.
It is important that the services that the CCG commissions are underpinned by robust, fair and transparent procurement exercises to ensure that the quality of those services are achieved and maintained in order to facilitate greater choice for patients and to secure best value for money with public resources.
The CCG’s procurement policy, details of procurement opportunities and list of contracts awarded can be found on the following web page - the services we commission.
Details of CCG spend over £25,000 is updated monthly and can be found on the following web page - expenditure over £25,000.
3. Plans and priorities
This section details the CCG’s strategy, plans and main priorities as well as how the CCG is performing against its plans and objectives.
The CCG’s annual report and accounts along with other key documents can be found on the following web page - publications.
Performance against targets (KPI/performance framework) – The CCG’s commissioning performance and assurance is reported bi-monthly and can be accessed via the following web page - governing body meetings.
The CCG’s commissioning plans can be found on the following web page - publications.
The CCG’s vision and values can be found on the following web page - CCG’s vision and values.
4. How decisions are made
This section contains information on our consultation and decision–making processes, as well recording our decisions, and proposals. This section only includes formal high-level meetings where key decisions about our services are made and does not include any information of a confidential or personal nature.
Details can be found on the following web pages
- Governing body meeting papers
- Primary care joint commissioning committee
- South east London CCG committee in common
5. Policies and procedures
6. Lists and registers
This section details information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the CCG.
For information on the CCG’s obligation to declare conflicts of interest, please visit the following web pages:
The governing body is frequently presented with risk registers for the CCG, principally the Governing Body Assurance Framework, in order that it can critically examine the effectiveness of the CCG’s internal controls. Copies of such risk registers can be found in governing body meeting papers on the following web page - governing body meetings.
7. Services we offer
The CCG is a commissioning organisation only (i.e. it does not directly provide clinical services)
For details of local services (GPs, hospitals, dentists, pharmacies, opticians, emergency services and community services) please see the following web page - NHS Bexley CCG home page (see ‘find a local service’.
For details of services we commission please see the following web page - the services we commission.
For details of how to make a compliment or a complaint, please see the following web page - patient experience.
Corporate communications and media releases
To see copies of the CCG’s stakeholder newsletter CCG Connect - please see the following web page - publications.
For copies of media releases please see the following web page - news.
The CCG also offers health and wellbeing advice on the following web page - keeping healthy and well.