CCGs to join up for STP-wide commissioning

All the clinical commissioning groups across a sustainability and transformation plan footprint have signed up to form a commissioning committee covering the whole patch.

The 11 CCGs in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate STP have signed a memorandum of understanding and agreed terms of reference to create the joint committee.

Once up and running, the committee will make decisions about how STP-wide services are commissioned.

The committee’s priorities have not been confirmed, but HSJ understands areas the it could make decisions on include: cancer; urgent and emergency care; mental health; and standardising commissioning policies.

Full story in HSJ, 15 March 2017