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Specialised Commissioning Group Board

From October 2011 the ten Specialised Commissioning Groups (SCGs) have been ‘clustered’ as part of the national transition of the NHS in England, in to four organisations along the same footprints as the Strategic Health Authorities. This is a stage on the transition into a single nationwide function for specialised services.

The three SCGs in the North East, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber have been brought together as the North of England SCG, with a single Board and Senior Leadership Team.

The new arrangements will be to support:

  • National convergence of specialised commissioning from 2012;
  • The move towards one operating model for specialised services;
  • The convergence of contracts, policies and service specifications; and
  • The maintenance of current performance and to implement QIPP schemes.

The new North of England Specialised Commissioning Transition Board includes all PCT Cluster Chief Executives in the North of England and is chaired by Chris Reed, who is currently chair of the North-East SCG. Jon Develing has been appointed interim Chief Operating Officer for the new Board, he is currently the Chief Officer of the North-West SCG. Jon will be supported by Sue Cornick from NESCG and Cathy Edwards from Y&HSCG, who will act as deputies.

The new North of England SCG is established as a joint sub-committee of each of the Boards of Primary Care Trust (PCT) Members in accordance with Regulations 9 and 10 of the National Health Service (functions of Strategic Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts and administrative arrangements) (England) Regulations 2002.

Each PCT within the North-East, North-West and Yorkshire and the Humber areas is a member of the SCG. PCT Clusters nominate their representatives who have delegated powers.

 The former Yorkshire and the Humber SCG Board Agendas and Minutes are available via the menu on the left of the page. The last meeting was held on the 16th December 2011.

 The successor body, the North of England SCG Board had its first meeting on the 12th January 2012. The Agenda and Minutes from these meetings can be viewed from the Menu on the left of the page.

A new Yorkshire and the Humber Specialised Commissioning Operational Group (Y&H SCOG) was established as a Sub-Committee of the North of England SCG Board, the Agenda and Minutes can be viewed from the Menu on the left of the page.



This page was last updated on 03 April 2012.