About the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups
The Joint Committee was established in June 2017 and has delegated powers from individual Clinical Commissioning Groups to make collective decisions on services including cancer, mental health, urgent care and improving planned care.
The Joint Committee is part of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. The Committee brings together the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in West Yorkshire and Harrogate. CCGs plan and buy health services for local people in their areas.
The Committee met for the first time in public in July 2017 and now meets regularly in public. Working together is not new for the CCGs. Since their creation in 2012, they have come together to work on important issues.
The Committee makes sure decisions at a West Yorkshire and Harrogate level are transparent and are made with the right input from patients and the public, clinicians and partner organisations.
The Committee has a shared health work-plan that aims to further improve the health and wellbeing of the 2.7 million people living across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. The Committee has a Memorandum of Understanding which includes the Committee’s Terms of Reference.
Joint Committee annual reports
Joint Committee meeting agendas, papers, dates and livestream
Our most recent meeting was on 3 May 2022.
In the likely event that the meeting is held 'virtually' via online video conference, questions from members of the public about items on the agenda will be limited to one per person and will be read out at the start of the meeting. Any other questions submitted will receive a written response after the meeting and will be published on the Joint Committee webpage as usual.
Members of the public are asked to email their questions to Westyorkshire.ICS@nhs.net before 5pm on the day before meetings. They can also call 01924 317659 to submit questions.
Our Joint Committee members
The Committee wants to make sure that public and patient voices are at the centre of open and transparent decisions. To enable this, the Committee has a Lay Chair, Marie Burnham, who is completely independent of any CCG. It also includes two representatives who are existing Lay Members of the CCGs; Ruby Bhatti OBE and Stephen Hardy. Together they bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge from health and social care, the charitable sectors, public and patient involvement.
Lay Member, Independent Chair
Ruby Bhatti OBE
Lay Member, Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group
Lay Member, Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group
Bradford District and Craven
Associate CCG members
North Yorkshire CCG
- Ian Holmes, Director, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership
- Jonathan Webb, Finance Director, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership
- Anthony Kealy, Locality Director - West Yorkshire and Harrogate, NHS England & NHS Improvement
- Matthew Groom, Assistant Director, Specialised Commissioning, NHS England
- Stephen Gregg, Joint Committee Governance Lead, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership
- Karen Coleman, Communication & Engagement Lead, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership
How you can get involved and have your say – our commitment to you
The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups wants the people of West Yorkshire and Harrogate to be involved in the decisions that it makes. People are welcome to attend Committee meetings held in public and to ask questions beforehand. All of our meetings are live-streamed on the internet.