Meetings in public

Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group meets in public every two months to discuss local health issues and to make decisions about local healthcare services. 

We hold these meetings in public so local patients and stakeholders can come and listen to our discussions and gain a greater insight and understanding about how we work and how we make decisions about local healthcare. 

Members of the public and stakeholders are welcome to attend these meetings and there are opportunities at both the beginning and end of each meeting for the public to ask the Governing Body any questions they have. 

Our Governing Body meets together in public with the Governing Body of a neighbouring CCG, Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford.

As local clinical commissioners, we already have an excellent working relationship with all of our key partners and work particularly closely with this neighbouring CCG, with which we share a CCG management team. We also commission services from the same main providers and work to the same contracts, performance and quality standards. By holding the Governing Body meetings in a shared setting, both CCGs receive information at the same time and are able to discuss this information together.

Much of our business across the two CCGs is identical, and by holding these meetings together we bring together the clinical and lay members from both CCGs for shared discussion in a shared setting.  This means we are in a stronger position to address shared concerns or issues and to coordinate when commissioning services for both our local populations. Understanding the impact that decisions will have across our geographical areas from the onset also means we can consistently work in the best interests of all our patients, a key feature of our collaborative approach through East Sussex Better Together.

Both CCGs remain independent statutory bodies and continue to make their own decisions, independently of each other. 

The Hastings and Rother CCG Primary Care Commissioning Committee (PCCC) also meets in public. Details and papers for upcoming PCCC and Governing Body meetings can be found below. For previous meetings, view our papers archive.

When viewing meeting papers, use 'Ctrl' + 'F' on your keyboard to save time and search for specific agenda items.

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Our Governing Body and Primary Care Commissioning Committee (PCCC) meetings are held in public.  Members of the public attending these meetings are welcome to ask questions at the beginning of the meeting (within the assigned slot on the agenda).  In order that we can provide a response to these questions on the day of the meeting, please submit your questions at least three full working days before the meeting date to Kerry Okines (Governing Body) or Andy Lane (PCCC), ensuring you include a contact name and telephone number or email address.  Questions which are received outside of this process will be handled under the appropriate route - e.g as a general enquiry or (if for recorded information) in line with the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (and so forth).   Please see our 'contact us' page for further information or for direct contact details for these information request routes.

You can download papers for the next meeting by clicking on the relevant date below. The agenda and papers for each meeting are available to the public and can be viewed 7 days prior to each meeting.

  • 25 March 2020 - 14.00 - Governing Bodies

    Please note that we are now holding the NHS Hastings and Rother CCG Governing Body meeting virtually rather than 'in public'. This is in response to guidance issued by Public Health England regarding the current situation with the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic which proposes social distancing in order to slow down transmission of the virus. We will continue to publish the papers for the meetings on this website but it will not be possible to attend this meeting in person.

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