BCCG Accountability Report: Corporate Governance Report

BCCG Accountability Report: Corporate Governance Report

Members’ Report

The Member Practices of the CCG

Practice Name Address
Abbey Dale Medical Centre 50 Common Edge Road, Blackpool. FY4 5AU
Adelaide Street Family Practice 118 Adelaide Street, Blackpool. FY1 4LN
Arnold Medical Centre 204 St Anne’s Road, Blackpool. FY4 2EF
Bloomfield Medical Centre

(and Grange Park Health Centre)

118-120 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. FY1 6JW

(Dinmore Avenue, Grange Park, Blackpool. FY3 7RW)

Cleveleys Group Practice Kelso Avenue, Cleveleys, Blackpool. FY5 3LF
Crescent Surgery Cleveleys Cleveleys Health Centre, Kelso Avenue, Cleveleys, Blackpool.

FY5 3LF

Elizabeth Street Surgery 61 Elizabeth Street, Blackpool. FY1 3JG
Glenroyd Medical Centre Moor Park Health and Leisure Centre, Bristol Avenue, Blackpool. FY2 0JG
Highfield Surgery South Shore Primary Care Centre, Lytham Road, Blackpool.

FY4 1TJ

Layton Medical Centre 200 Kingscote Drive, Blackpool. FY3 7EN
Marton Medical Practice Whitegate Health Centre, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. FY3 9ES
Newton Drive Health Centre Newton Drive, Blackpool. FY3 8NX
North Shore Surgery Moor Park Health and Leisure Centre, Bristol Avenue, Blackpool. FY2 0JG
South King Street Medical Centre 25 South King Street, Blackpool. FY1 4NF
Stonyhill Medical Practice South Shore Primary Care Centre, Lytham Road, Blackpool.

FY4 1TJ

St Paul’s Medical Centre Dickson Road, North Shore, Blackpool. FY1 2HH
Waterloo Medical Centre 178 Waterloo Road, Blackpool. FY4 3AD

The Members’ Council (known locally as the Practice Link meetings)

The membership and Register of Interests for the Members’ Council can be accessed on the CCG website: https://www.fyldecoastccgs.nhs.uk/about-us/lists-and-registers/


The CCG Governing Body

  • Roy Fisher, CCG Chairman
  • Dr Amanda Doyle, Chief Clinical Officer / Accountable Officer
  • David Edmundson, Lay Member (Governance) / Chairman, Audit Committee
  • Chris Brown, Lay Member / Member, Audit Committee
  • Helen Williams, Lay Member (Patient and Public Engagement) / Member, Audit Committee
  • Dr Marie Williams, GP Member / Vice Chairman
  • Dr Leanne Rudnick, GP Member
  • Dr Sujata Singh, GP Member
  • Dr Cruz Augustine, GP Member
  • Dr Michelle Martin, GP Member
  • Dr Susan Green, GP Member
  • David Bonson, Chief Operating Officer – Up to 8 January 2021
  • Andrew Harrison, Chief Finance Officer
  • Dr Ian Stewart, Secondary Care Doctor / Member, Audit Committee
  • Jane Scattergood, Director of Nursing and Quality
  • Dr Arif Rajpura, Director of Public Health, Blackpool Council

The following are in attendance at Governing Body meetings (non-voting rights):

  • Yvonne Rispin, Director of Ambulance and NHS111 Commissioning
  • Dr Ben Butler-Reid, Clinical Director
  • Dr Neil Hartley-Smith, Clinical Director

The Register of Interests for the Governing Body Members can be accessed on the CCG website: https://www.fyldecoastccgs.nhs.uk/about-us/lists-and-registers/

The Register of Gifts and Hospitality can be accessed on the CCG website: https://www.fyldecoastccgs.nhs.uk/about-us/lists-and-registers/


Committees of the Governing Body

Six committees assist in the delivery of the statutory functions and key strategic objectives of the CCG:

  • Audit Committee
  • Clinical Commissioning Committee
  • Finance and Performance Committee
  • Primary Care Commissioning Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Quality Improvement and Engagement Committee

For full details of committee functions, membership and attendance for 2020/21, see pages 36-42 of the Governance Statement.


Members of the CCG Audit Committee

  • David Edmundson, Lay Member (Governance) (Chair)
  • Chris Brown, Lay Member
  • Helen Williams, Lay Member (Patient and Public Engagement)
  • Dr Ian Stewart, Secondary Care Doctor

External Audit

  • Fee – During 2020/21, KPMG LLP was the external auditor for NHS Blackpool CCG. The CCG has paid KPMG £60,000 for external audit services which includes £50,000 base audit fee and £10,000 for the value for money aspect of the audit (all figures exclusive of VAT).
  • Additional services received from the external auditor – NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) commissioned a piece of work to be carried out by the CCG’s external auditors wherever possible in respect of an audit relating to the 2019/20 mental health investment standard returns. This was undertaken and paid for in 2020/21. The additional fee was £10,000 (plus VAT).

Cost Allocation and Charges for Information

‘We certify that the CCG has complied with HM Treasury guidance on cost allocation and the setting of charges for information’.


Statement of Disclosure to Auditors

Each individual who is a member of the CCG at the time the Members’ Report is approved confirms:

  • So far as the member is aware, there is no relevant audit information of which the CCG’s auditor is unaware that would be relevant for the purposes of their audit report;
  • The member has taken all the steps that they ought to have taken in order to make him or herself aware of any relevant audit information and to establish that the CCG’s auditor is aware of it.

Personal Data Related Incidents

The CCG recognises the importance of maintaining data in a safe and secure environment. It uses the Serious Incidents Requiring Investigation (SIRI) tool to assess any matters involving potential data loss to the organisation. The tool requires the reporting of any data incidents rated at level two or above via the information governance toolkit.


Modern Slavery Act

The CCG fully supports the Government’s objectives to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking but does not meet the requirements for producing an annual Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement as set out in the Modern Slavery Act 2015.


Statement of Accountable Officer’s Responsibilities

The National Health Service Act 2006 (as amended) states that each Clinical Commissioning Group shall have an Accountable Officer and that Officer shall be appointed by the NHS Commissioning Board (NHSE/I). NHSE/I has appointed the Chief Clinical Officer to be the Accountable Officer of Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group.

The responsibilities of an Accountable Officer are set out under the National Health Service Act 2006 (as amended), Managing Public Money, and in the Clinical Commissioning Group Accountable Officer Appointment Letter. They include responsibilities for:

  • The propriety and regularity of the public finances for which the Accountable Officer is answerable;
  • Keeping proper accounting records (which disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the Clinical Commissioning Group and enable them to ensure that the accounts comply with the requirements of the Accounts Direction);
  • Such internal control as they determine is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error;
  • Safeguarding the Clinical Commissioning Group’s assets (and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities);
  • The relevant responsibilities of accounting officers under Managing Public Money;
  • Ensuring the CCG exercises its functions effectively, efficiently and economically (in accordance with Section 14Q of the National Health Service Act 2006 (as amended)) and with a view to securing continuous improvement in the quality of services (in accordance with Section 14R of the National Health Service Act 2006 (as amended));
  • Ensuring that the CCG complies with its financial duties under Sections 223H to 223J of the National Health Service Act 2006 (as amended).

Under the National Health Service Act 2006 (as amended), NHSE/I has directed each Clinical Commissioning Group to prepare for each financial year financial a statement of accounts in the form and on the basis set out in the Accounts Direction. The accounts are prepared on an accruals basis and must give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Clinical Commissioning Group and of its net expenditure, Statement of Financial Position and cash flows for the financial year.

In preparing the financial statements, the Accountable Officer is required to comply with the requirements of the Government Financial Reporting Manual and in particular to:

  • Observe the Accounts Direction issued by NHSE/I, including the relevant accounting and disclosure requirements, and apply suitable accounting policies on a consistent basis;
  • Make judgements and estimates on a reasonable basis;
  • State whether applicable accounting standards as set out in the Government Financial Reporting Manual have been followed, and disclose and explain any material departures in the accounts;
  • Assess the CCG’s ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing as applicable, matters related to going concern;
  • Use the going concern basis of accounting unless they have been informed by the relevant national body of the intention to dissolve the CCG without the transfer of its services to another public sector; and
  • Prepare the financial statements on a going concern basis; and
  • Confirm that the Annual Report and Accounts as a whole is fair, balanced and understandable and take personal responsibility for the Annual Report and Accounts and the judgements required for determining that it is fair, balanced and understandable.

As the Accountable Officer, I have taken all the steps that I ought to have taken to make myself aware of any relevant audit information and to establish that NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group’s auditors are aware of that information. So far as I am aware, there is no relevant audit information of which the auditors are unaware.

Last updated on 29 June 2021 at 09:54 by Senior communications and engagement officer N