Meetings of the Governing Body


The Governing Body's role is to oversee the work of the CCG and ensure that decisions about changes to local health services are debated openly and fairly.

Coming to meetings

Our Governing Body meets quarterly and members of the public are very welcome to attend meetings and listen to the discussions and observe our decision-making process. However, it's important to note that although Governing Body meetings are held in public, they are not 'public meetings'. 

Asking questions

Members of the public can ask questions about Governing Body agenda items before the meeting. Meetings are usually held on Thursdays. 

Questions relating to the agenda must be submitted  to barccg.boardquestions@nhs.net by 10am on the Monday before the meeting. We will endeavour to provide answers at the beginning of the meeting (in the ‘questions from the public’ agenda item), or in writing afterwards, depending on the number and complexity of questions we receive. 

We have set a limit of three questions per individual or organisation. However, questions and feedback can, of course, also be submitted outside of our formal meetings through our normal communication channels

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions relating to agenda items at the meeting during the ‘Questions from the public’ agenda item. This agenda slot will include questions asked in advance of the meeting and questions asked on the day, and will be managed at the Chair’s discretion within the time available. 

Meeting papers

Papers for each meeting will be available to download seven days before the meeting date. You can find the meeting papers by clicking on the relevant meeting date in the 'future meetings' section at the bottom of this page.

Papers from previous meetings are available here.