Services we offer

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This section includes press releases and statements made by NHS Southend CCG. 

General news from the CCG:


Complaints and Concerns:


Education, Time to Learn and Meetings:

Lists and registers

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Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.

Freedom of Information Disclosure Log

Follow the link below to view a log of information we have released in response to Freedom of Information requests.

Gifts and Hospitality Register 

The links below are for the previous year's register, and the current year.  The register is updated monthly. 

Gifts and hospitality register 2017/18

Gifts and hospitality register 2018/19




How we make decisions

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Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.

Governing Body meetings

These pages provide information on our public meetings of the Governing Body including future dates, attendance guidance and previous Governing Body meeting papers and minutes:

Governing Body Dates

Governing Body Papers

Public meetings of the Governing Body of NHS Southend CCG are held bi-monthly. This means members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the meetings.

Members of the public wishing to attend the meetings can find copies of the agenda and other papers here on our website before the date of the Governing Body meeting. 

From time to time, the Governing Body may need to consider agenda items which are confidential and cannot be discussed in public. If this is the case, a private session will be held at the meeting, from which the public will be excluded. 

Patient group meetings

NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group uses a range of channels to engage local stakeholders and ensure the voices of patients, service users and local people are heard.  We are a member of the Patient Participation Group Forum (PPGF), managed by Healthwatch Southend.  This meets every other month and brings together representatives and members of the local voluntary and third sectors to help us design our engagement and communications to ensure wider input from local stakeholders. 

Public consultations 

Details of previous and current public consultations can be found in our 'Get Involved' section.

Our priorities and how we are doing

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Mid and South Essex Success Regime
The Success Regime is a national initiative that was first announced in the NHS Five Year Forward View[1] in 2015.  The aim is to support those NHS areas with deep-rooted and persistent pressures, where financial deficits and service shortfalls create serious challenges for health and care in the future.

There are three NHS areas in the country that operate as a Success Regime; one for Northern, Eastern and Western Devon, one for West, North and East Cumbria and ours covering mid and south Essex.  Click here to read more information about the Mid and South Essex Success Regime.

NHS Southend CCG Constitution

The Constitution sets out the arrangements made by NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group to meet its responsibilities for commissioning care for the people for whom it is responsible. It describes the governing principles, rules and procedures that the Group will establish to ensure probity and accountability in the day to day running of the Group; 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 Group.

Annual Report

NHS Southend CCG has now been established for our third financial year, which runs from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016, inclusive. All NHS organisations are required by law to publish annual reports, detailing financial accounts, and to present them in public at an Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The final annual report is also submitted to NHS England after internal sign-off. Our annual report and accounts for this financial year can be found as part of the CCG’s publications documents attached below. The purpose of this document is to look back at our key achievements, work areas and finances over our third year as a statutory body, as well as plans and priorities for the coming year and beyond. Click here to view our publications.

Related documents:

Performance targets and performance framework

The CCG’s commissioning performance and assurance is reported at CCG Governing Board meetings and can be accessed via the Governing Body papers

Clinical Governance

The CCG’s clinical governance is reported bi-monthly and can be accessed via the CCG Governing Body papers, available here

Care Quality Commission (CQC) - Annual Check Results

The independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, who make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve.

Details of inspections on services and providers commissioned by NHS Southend CCG are available on the CQC website:

Audit Reports

For our audit reports see our Governing Body Papers section

Service User Input

We are looking for local views and feedback from across the borough and want everyone to be involved and have their say. We are keen to listen to the public’s views and ideas about any aspect of local health services and how you would like to be involved going forward:

Governing Body Meetings

This page provides information on our public meetings of the Governing Body, including future dates, attendance guidance and previous Governing Body papers and minutes:

Equality and Diversity

Promoting equality and equity are at the heart of NHS Southend CCG ’s values – ensuring that the organisation exercises fairness in all that it does and that no community or group is left behind in the improvements that will be made to health outcomes across the country.

NHS Southend CCG will continue to work internally, and in partnership with colleagues within the Department of Health and the wider NHS, to ensure that advancing equality and diversity is central to how it conducts its business as an organisation.

Further information is available here

Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

Under the Health & Social Care Act 2012, NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (SCCG) is, from 1 April 2013, statutorily responsible for ensuring that SCCG and organisations, from which we commission services, provide a safe system that safeguards children and vulnerable adults. This includes specific responsibilities for looked after children and for supporting the Child Death Overview Process.

Further information can be found at:

Freedom of Information performance

We expect to update this section quarterly with information about how we have performed when responding to Freedom of Information enquiries.

  Received In time Breached
Quarter 1 (April-June) 34 33 0
Quarter 2 (July-September) 73 47 2
Quarter 3 (October-December) 59 69 5
Quarter 4 (January-March) 58 63 0
Total 224 212 7
  Received In time Breached
Quarter 1 (April-June) 61 45 
Quarter 2 (July-September) 65  63 
Quarter 3 (October-December) 53  63 
Quarter 4 (January-March) 39  41 
Total  218  212  4 
  Received In time  Breached 
Quarter 1 (April-June)  41  30 
Quarter 2 (July-September)  55 55 0
Quarter 3 (October-December) 40 44 0
Quarter 4 (January-March) 49 49 0
Total 185 180 0