FWCCG Accountability Report: Corporate Governance Report

FWCCG Accountability Report: Corporate Governance Report

Members’ Report

The Member Practices of the CCG

NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG is a clinically led organisation that brings together local GP practices and other health professionals to plan and design services to meet local patients’ needs. The Council of Members represents all of our member practices and usually meets monthly. Voting members include the clinical chief officer of the CCG and a nominated clinical representative from each of the 19 GP practices that made up the CCG in 2020/21. The practice clinical representatives, as at 31 March 2021, are presented below.

 

Surname First name Practice Address
Adam Safaraz Parcliffe Medical Practice* St Annes Health Centre, Durham Avenue, St Annes, FY8 2EP
Bolton Claire Over Wyre Medical Centre Wilkinson Way, Off Pilling Lane, Preesall, FY6 0FA
Chandrasekar

(Vice Chair)

Vellore Beechwood Surgery Old Bank Medical Centre, 155 Victoria Road East, Thornton-Cleveleys, FY5 5HH
Chavali Madhu Ash Tree House Church Street, Kirkham, PR4 2SE
Cutting Tom Great Eccleston Health Centre Raikes Road, Preston PR3 0ZA
Daruzzaman Adam Fernbank Surgery Lytham Primary Care Centre, Victoria Street, Lytham, FY8 5DZ
Dingle George Garstang Medical Practice Kepple Lane, Garstang, Preston,

PR3 1PB

Greenwood (Chair) Kath* Queensway Medical Centre Queensway, Poulton-Le-Fylde, FY6 7ST
Guest Felicity Thornton Practice Church Road, Thornton-Cleveleys,

FY5 2TZ

Hardwick Stephen Kirkham Health Centre Moor Street, Kirkham, PR4 2DL
Janjua Adam Fleetwood Surgery West View Health Village,
Fleetwood, FY7 8GU
Hakeem-Habeeb Ajibola* Mount View Practice Fleetwood Health and Wellbeing Centre, Dock Street, Fleetwood, FY7 6HP
Kirkham Ian Lockwood Surgery Civic Centre, Breck Road, Poulton-Le-Fylde, FY6 7PU
Norcross James* Ansdell Medical Centre Albany Road, Lytham St Annes,

FY8 4GW

Pandya Preeti Village Practice Church Road, Thornton-Cleveleys,

FY5 2TZ

Sloan Morag Holland House Surgery Lytham Primary Care Centre, Victoria Street, Lytham, FY8 5DZ
Samad Shahid Poplar House Surgery St Annes Health Centre, Durham Avenue,
St Annes, FY8 2EP
Smyth Rob Broadway Medical Centre West View Health Village, Broadway, Fleetwood, FY7 GU
Thorpe Russell Old Links Surgery 104 Highbury Road East, St Annes,

FY8 2LY

Varia Meenakshi Parcliffe Medical Centre* St Annes Health Centre, Durham Avenue,
St Annes, FY8 2EP

*Dr James Norcross took over from Dr Katie Meehan as the Practice Representative of Ansdell Medical Centre with effect from 26/10/2020.

*Dr Ajibola Hakeem-Habeeb took over from Dr Janet Johnson as the Practice Representative of Mount View Practice with effect from July 2020.

*Dr Kath Greenwood – from 1/10/2020 to 3/1/2021 Dr Greenwood was on a period of ‘retire and return’.  During this period Dr Vellore Chandrasekar took on the role of Chair of the Council of Members and Dr Omar Hilmy represented the Queensway Practice.

*Parcliffe Medical Centre had two named representatives following the merger of Park Medical Practice and Clifton Medical Practice, albeit one GP attended meetings as the Practice Representative.

The Register of Interests for the Council of Members can be accessed at the following link: https://www.fyldecoastccgs.nhs.uk/about-us/lists-and-registers/


The Governing Body

 

Surname First name Title
Benett Peter Elected Clinical Member
Bonson David Chief Operating Officer (up to 8/1/21)
Chandrasekar Vellore Elected Clinical Member
Doyle Amanda Chief Clinical Officer/Accountable Officer
Greenwood Kath* Elected Clinical Member/Council of Members’ Chair
Harrison Andrew Chief Finance Officer
Janjua Adam Chair/Elected Clinical Member
Nuttall Michael Lay Member (Governance)
Panesar Jacky Elected Clinical Member
Scattergood Jane Director of Nursing and Quality
Stewart Ian Secondary Care Doctor
Toole Kevin Lay Member (Patient and Public Involvement)/Vice Chair

*Dr Kath Greenwood – from 1/10/2020 to 3/1/2021 Dr Greenwood was on a period of ‘retire and return’.

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

Dr Ben Butler-Reid, Clinical Director

Dr Neil Hartley-Smith, Clinical Director

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

The Register of Gifts and Hospitality can be accessed at the following link: 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 please see pages 36-43 of the Governance Statement.

The membership of the Audit Committee is as follows:

  • Michael Nuttall, Lay Member (Governance) (Chair)
  • Kevin Toole, Lay Member (Patient and Public Involvement)
  • Dr Ian Stewart, Secondary Care Doctor

External Audit

  • Fee – During 2020/21, KPMG LLP was the external auditor for NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG. The CCG has paid KPMG £57,500 for external audit services which includes £47,500 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’s 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

he 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 (NHS England). NHS England has appointed the Chief Clinical Officer to be the Accountable Officer of Fylde and Wyre 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), NHS England 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 NHS England, 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;
  • 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 Fylde and Wyre 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.

 

Dr Amanda Doyle OBE

Accountable Officer, NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group

9 June 2021

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