Primary Medical Care Commissioning Committee

GP and patient Our Primary Medical Care Commissioning Committee was established in April 2016, when we took on the role of commissioning primary medical care services (GP practices) in the city. 

The committee can make decisions on the review, planning, commissioning and procurement of GP services in Southampton. We work closely with NHS England, who were previously responsible for commissioning GP services and will continue to formally hold the contracts for all primary care services. 

The committee meets in public. Like our Governing Body meetings, members of the public and the press are welcome to attend these meetings but should remember that they are meetings held in public and not public meetings. The Chair will provide an opportunity for any questions prior to the start of the meeting. If you would like to ask a question, we would be grateful if you could submit questions in advance of the meeting to allow a detailed response to be provided at the meeting. 

Agenda and papers are available in advance of each meeting. If you need more information, or would like to submit a question, please just contact us.


Our Primacy Medical Care Commissioning Committee consists of:

  • Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement (Chair)
  • Lay Member for Governance/Conflicts of Interest Guardian
  • Associate Lay Member (Deputy Chair)
  • CCG Chief Executive Officer or nominated deputy
  • Managing Director or nominated deputy
  • CCG Chief Finance Officer or nominated deputy
  • CCG Chief Nurse or nominated deputy
  • CCG Director of System Delivery or nominated deputy
  • Director of Public Health or nominated deputy

Other non-voting members invited to meetings of the Committee are:

  • Clinical Lead for Primary Care
  • Associate Director of Primary Care Development
  • A representative from Healthwatch
  • A representative of the Southampton Health and Wellbeing Board
  • A representative of NHS England

Joint commissioning

From 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 we jointly commissioned primary medical care services with NHS England. Past meeting papers from our Primary Medical Care Joint Commissioning Committee remain available on our website.