iowccgThe Governing Body of the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding a meeting in public.    Members of the public and interested groups are welcome to attend.

Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was one of the few commissioning bodies in England to be authorised without conditions by NHS England and took up its role with effect from 1st April 2013.

iowccg-logoThe CCG is responsible for a budget of £193m and commissions healthcare on the Island and the mainland on behalf of Islanders.   The Governing Body comprises: two Island GPs; two lay advisors: one responsible for Patient and Public Involvement and one for audit and Governance; a secondary care doctor; a registered nurse;  and the Chief Officer and Chief Finance Officer from the CCG.

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Helen Shields, CCG Chief Officer said:

“This will be our second meeting in public and we have a range of issues for discussion.   We are moving our meetings around the Island to enable us to meet a wide range of people and to ensure that our meetings are as accessible as possible. As a Governing Body we want to work in a collaborative way with partners and patients to create high quality integrated care.”

The meeting is being held tomorrow (Thursday 4th July) at 13:00 at The Broadway Centre, Sandown.  The venue is accessible for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.  There will be an opportunity to view information about healthcare on the Island and meet the members of the Governing Body.  Further information about the meeting and the agenda and papers are available at:

The issues for discussion at the meeting include:

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·       Policy statements on the management of eating disorders in children and young people; the repair of asymptomatic inguinal hernias in adults and assisted conception services;

·       Performance across the services commissioned by the CCG

·       NHS support for social care in 2013/14

·       An update on Unscheduled Care

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