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Mid and South Essex STP Joint CCG Committee

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Find out more about the Joint Committee leading on the transformation of many of the NHS services in south and mid Essex.

The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) Joint CCG Committee is a meeting of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) in mid and south Essex which is held in public and presided over by an independent Chair.

This Committee is made up of the GP Chairs and Accountable Officers from each of the member Clinical Commissioning Groups. These are Thurrock CCG, Basildon and Brentwood CCG, Southend CCG, Rochford and Castle Point CCG and Mid Essex CCG.

The STP Joint Committee will act collectively in the planning, securing and monitoring of NHS services to meet the needs of the population of mid and south Essex, as well as representing the STP footprint for services commissioned over a larger area. Working collaboratively in this way will allow us to have a stronger influence and this means better outcomes for patients. It also allows us to provide greater scrutiny and influence on any decision that affects our area.

Specifically, the STP Joint Committee will commission and manage the contracts for:

  • Acute (hospital) services (NHS and independent sector);
  • NHS 111 and Out of Hours services;
  • Ambulance services and patient transport services; and
  • Acute Mental Health services.

The STP Joint Committee will also play a role in decision making about learning disability services within the existing pan-Essex arrangements.

The STP Joint Committee will ensure a consensus across all the CCGs but is not an organisation or legal entity, and the individual CCGs will retain the statutory responsibility for commissioning healthcare in each of the above areas. All other decisions about healthcare not list above will continue be taken locally by the relevant CCG.

If members of the public would like to attend a meeting of the STP Joint Committee, they are asked to contact Viv Barnes, Interim Board Secretary, on 01245 398139 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide details of any specific requirements they might have.

During the meeting there will be an opportunity for questions from the public. To ensure a full response can be given on the day, it is recommended questions are submitted in writing in advance to Viv Barnes (contact details as above).


At the Joint Committee meeting on Wednesday 29 November, the Joint Committee gave approval to begin the consultation process on proposals for hospital services in mid and south Essex. 

The proposed changes include: making improvements to all three A&E departments, developing a new specialist stroke centre, consolidating some inpatient care and moving services from Orsett Hospital to four integrated medical centres across Thurrock.

Visit the Mid and South Essex STP website for more information on the consultation and how you can have your say. A number of events will also be taking place in Thurrock and across south and mid Essex over the coming months. You can book a place at an event by clicking on the link below: 

Committee papers

Meeting papers will be published one week in advance of each meeting, with hard copies available on the day.

You can download the papers for the Joint Committee on the committee papers section of our website.

Terms of Reference

Find the ToR for the Joint Committee here.

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