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).

Dates update

A meeting of the STP Joint Committee will be held in public on Wednesday 29 November 2017 in order for the committee to receive the STP Pre-Consultation Business Case. This meeting will replace the meeting originally scheduled for 8 December 2017.

The business case outlines proposed changes to local NHS services and the Committee will consider whether to commence a public consultation on these proposals. The details of this meeting are as follows:

Date and Time: 3.45pm on Wednesday 29 November 2017
Venue: The Marconi Room, Chelmsford Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JE

If the Committee agrees to proceed with a public consultation, a schedule of public events across mid and south Essex will be published at which members of the public will be given a full opportunity to comment upon the STP plans.

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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