When CCGs were established in 2013 the aim was to embed clinical expertise into commissioning health services. As such, our organisational and governance structures have been designed to ensure that we are a clinically-led organisation with family doctors and other medical leads at the heart of our decision making.
The main way of achieving this is through our Governing Body, which includes six local GPs, a secondary care doctor, two lay members, the Director of Public Health, our Chief Executive Officer and three Executive Directors (one of whom is the Chief Nurse). There are also representatives from Healthwatch Southampton and Southampton City Council.
Our Governing Body meetings are held in public and local people are welcome to attend.
Dr Mark Kelsey became Clinical Chair of the Governing Body in January 2018, having been a member of the Governing Body since the formation of the CCG in 2013. Mark trained in Southampton and has been a GP in the city since 2005. He is our GP Board lead for digital technology, communications and engagement and diabetes.
Mark is also Clinical Lead for the Care and Health Information Exchange (which was formerly known as the Hampshire Health Record) one of the most advanced clinical record sharing systems in the NHS.