Nominations are open for the NHS Camden Clinical Commissioning Group’s (Camden CCG) Governing Body elections, which were officially announced by The Camden Local Medical Committee today.
What is the Governing Body?
Camden CCG's Governing Body is responsible for Camden CCG’s strategy, financial control and probity, risk management, oversight and assurance, and deciding which services to commission to improve the health and well-being of the people of Camden. Additionally, it has a role to help improve the quality of locally delivered primary care services.
Who is being elected?
The elections are to select the nine Elected Representatives that sit on the Governing Body. The positions open for election are:
- 1 Locality GP Representative - North Locality.
- 1 Locality GP Representative - South Locality.
- 1 Locality GP Representative - West Locality.
- 1 Sessional/Salaried GP Representative.
- 3 Elected GP Representatives.
- 1 Practice Nurse Representative.
- 1 Practice Manager Representative.
Who can stand for election?
Only GPs on the Camden Performers List who work at least one session per-year in Camden can stand for the GP Representative positions.
Only practice nurses working in Camden CCG member practices can stand for election as the Practice Nurse Representative.
Only practice managers working in Camden CCG member practices can stand for election as the Practice Manager Representative.
When do Nominations close?
Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 21st March 214.
When does voting start?
The election itself starts on Monday 19th May 2014 and closes on Friday 6th June 2014.
Who can vote in the Elections?
Only member practices can vote for the GP Representative positions. Each member practice has one vote per position open for election.
Only nurses working within member practices can vote for the Practice Nurse Representative. This is an individual vote rather than a member practice vote. Each nurse has one vote.
Only practice managers working within member practices can vote for the Practice Manager Representative. This is an individual vote rather than a member practice vote. Each practice manager has one vote.
Why is there a big gap between the nominations closing and the start of voting?
All candidates will have to go through a nominations panel and a selection process to ensure that they are suitable to stand for election for these crucial positions. This takes place in the time between nominations closing and the voting starting.
Who sits on the Governing Body?
The Governing Body has a total of 25 members. There are 16 voting members and 9 non-voting members.
The voting members on the Governing Body are:
- Locality GP Representative - North Locality
- Locality GP Representative - South Locality
- Locality GP Representative- West Locality
- Sessional/Salaried GP Representative
- Elected GP Representatives (x3)
- Practice Nurse Representative
- Practice Manager Representative
- Accountable Officer
- Chief Financial Officer
- Joint Director of Public Health
- Lay member - Governance and Audit
- Lay member - Patient and Public Involvement
- Secondary Care Nurse
- Secondary Care Clinician.
The non-voting Governing Body members are:
- Camden Council Representative
- Londonwide Local Medical Committee Representative
- Director of Operations
- Health Watch Representative
- Director of Strategy and Planning
- Director of Commissioning and Services Transformation
- Director of Quality and Clinical Effectiveness
- Commissioning Support Director from Commissioning Support Unit
- Voluntary Action Camden Representative.
Can members of the public stand for election or vote?
Members of the public are not able to stand for election or vote. This is due to the legal structure of Camden CCG, the rules that Camden CCG has to abide by, and the role each elected representative plays on the Governing Body.
How do I find out more?
If you are interested in finding out more about the elections please click on the link below; this opens the site that we have established for candidates and our member practices. It contains all election documents and information.
The election website:
We have a FAQ page on the election website that contains a lot of helpful information. However, if you are unable to find the answer you are looking for please contact Andrew Spicer, Governance Lead at Camden CCG, by e-mail. Andrew or a member of the election team will respond to your query within seven business days. Please include your telephone number in the e-mail as it may be possible to resolve your query over the phone. We will only be able to discuss election queries via this email address.
The e-mail address is: Governingbodyelections2014@camdenccg.nhs.uk