Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

governing body

Governing Body members


Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has a Governing Body consisting of a Chief Accountable Officer, local GPs and lay members including Healthwatch - working together to commission the best possible healthcare services in Somerset. The Governing Body’s role is to ensure that we function effectively and economically. We have two paid statutory lay members and three unpaid lay members on the Governing Body.

  • setting the CCG’s vision and strategy
  • approving the CCG’s commissioning plans and financial policies
  • monitoring local providers’ performance and quality
  • approving annual reports
  • ensuring that the CCG debates issues in an open and transparent way
  • ensuring the CCG has effective patient and public participation in commissioning healthcare                

The Governing Body is responsible for:

Our Constitution

Click here for a copy of our Constitution

Governing Body meetings

All our Governing Body meetings are open to the public to attend. Notification of the meetings is sent out to our mailing list a week before the meetings. Please contact the CCG three working days before the meeting with any questions for members.  Click here for details of how to get in touch.

Meeting dates, locations and related documents are available in the meetings and papers section.  Click here to view the meeting papers.

Annual General Meeting   

Each year we hold a public meeting to tell patients and the public about our work over the previous year and our plans for the year ahead.  Last year we made the AGM a ‘Healthy NHS Somerset’ event, with market stalls from charitable, voluntary groups and other community partners. We also offered free health checks and tips to help people quit smoking, lose weight and get fitter by simply making small changes to diet and lifestyle. This event was so popular we are going to do a similar event this year. If you would like to book a stall at this year's event the AGM is on Tuesday, 17th September 2019.

The venue is still to be decided but to give you an idea of the event here are the posters and stall layout for last years event.  Click here to find out how to contact us for more information.

Click here for the AGM Poster - 2018

Click here for the stalls layout at the AGM - 2018

Governing Body members

Dr Jayne Chidgey-Clark

Sandra Corry

Lou Evans (Vice-Chair)

Dr Ed Ford (Chair)

Mr Basil Fozard

David Freeman

Judith Goodchild - Lay Member

Trudi Grant 

David Heath

Alison Henly 

Dr Alex Murray

Sandra Wilson - Lay Member

Related information

Click here for the register of Governing Body members' interests.  Click here for the Governing Body membership chart 


Contact Somerset CCG by phone or email:

01935 384000  


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