Our CCG's Constitution


The CCG's Constitution describes Northamptonshire CCG's governing principles, rules and procedures that we have established to ensure probity and accountability in the day to day running of our organisation.

We will ensure that decisions are taken in an open and transparent way and that the interests of patients and the public remain central to our goals. It confirms:

  • Our organisation’s legal position
  • Our organisation’s mission, values and aims
  • Our organisation’s membership and the decisions reserved to the membership
  • How the membership relates to our Governing Body
  • Our organisation’s leaders, their roles and how they are selected and are expected to behave
  • The powers of the Governing Body, Committees and individuals
  • Our organisation’s meeting arrangements
  • Our organisation’s prime financial policies

The Constitution applies to all of our Member Practices, our organisation’s employees, individuals working on behalf of our organisations and to anyone who is a member of the our Governing Body and any other Committees established by our organisation.

Northamptonshire CCG are committed to ensuring that this Constitution will give us the best possible governance arrangements and infrastructure that will allow us to deliver our vision, strategic aims and priorities.

The CCG’s Constitution is supported by the Northamptonshire CCG Governance Handbook which has been drafted to give ease of access to key governance information to support the executive team, senior managers and all staff to apply the Northamptonshire CCG’s governance arrangements in practice and to give insight to patients and the public on our arrangements. The Handbook provides detail on committee governance, standing orders and financial policies, standards of business conduct, as well as other areas of corporate governance. The Handbook includes:

  • Committee Terms of Reference (including the statutory/mandated TOR included in the Constitution, as well as locally determined Committee TOR)
  • Lay Member Remuneration Sub-Committee
  • Scheme of Reservation and Delegation (SORD)
  • Standing Financial Instructions (SFIs) – the financial delegation limits have also been included in the Constitution as per the national guidance.
  • Arrangements for the admission and removal of member practices
  • Standards of Business Conduct and Managing Conflicts of Interest Policy

Last updated: 31/03/2020