CCG Model Constitution – Update

The NHS Commissioning Board (an independent statutory body from 1 October 2012) has updated the Model Constitution for Clinical Commissioning Groups. 

The changes to the Model Constitution are largely confined to the guidance notes embedded in the document, which have been updated to reflect The National Health Service (Clinical Commissioning Groups) Regulations 2012.

Please click here to see our update about the CCG Regulations.

A few changes have been made to the text of the Model Constitution to deal with:

  1. The minimum number of Governing Body members;
  2. Provision for a new clause setting out how a CCG Governing Body will promote transparency in its ways of working so that the Constitution reflects the CCG Regulations; 
  3. Amendment of text about the Governing Body’s functions.

Please click here to see a copy of the Model Constitution with highlighted changes.

Hempsons are experts in the corporate development of CCGs and have drafted constitutions and related documents for many of them.