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. If larger print copies of meeting papers are required please contact Kerry Okines.

Members of the public attending Governing Body meetings are welcome to ask questions at the beginning of the meeting. In order that we can provide a response, please submit your questions at least three working days before the meeting to Kerry Okines ensuring you include a contact name and telephone number or email address.

There will also be the opportunity for members of the public to ask questions once the meeting has finished, in response to any items discussed.

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. 

  • 30 January 2019 -10.00 to 12.00 
  • The Grange Room, Locker Rooms, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ

  • 27 February 2019 -10.30am - Primary Care Commissioning Committee
  • Forest Room, The Sussex Exchange, Queensway, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9AG

  • 27 March 2019 -14.00 to 16.00 with earlier seminar sessions to be confirmed
  • Forest Room, The Sussex Exchange, Queensway, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9AG

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