We’re moving

In line with our future name as an authorised Clinical Commissioning Group, and improving content and appearance, we are moving to a new site, www.lambethccg.nhs.uk

This site will remain as an archive. The new site will have all the important content from before, with new content, presented in a way that should be easier to navigate.

Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Constitution

Please click here to view the latest draft of the Lambeth CCG Constitution

This has been published at an early stage to raise awareness of the type of information that will be included in the constitution.

We are keen that this developed into a document that is owned by practices and are therefore seeking practice input on a range of key issues, including:

A.  Roles and responsibilities and scale of delegation to member practices/localities/governing body (the board) e.g. it is proposed that the first delegation is for members to the governing body (effectively the Board) for nearly all things to allow effective delivery of the CCG duties.   What is what might be reserved to members – i.e. clinical board member appointment, constitution.

B.  How should elections (e.g. to board) be managed e.g. one practice = one vote, or one vote per performer on list, or one vote per 1000 registered population at practice (as per SELDOC)?

C.  Are there conditions on practice membership e.g. in Lambeth boundary? Should there be expectations on members eg code of conduct, active participation in discussions? If so, what would be expected?

D. How do members want to be engaged? e.g. a minimum of two all practice events a year plus regular locality engagement

E.  how should potential conflicts of interest be managed?

F.  What should be the role of the LMC?

We’d be keen to have your views at the all practice event on 17th July, or in writing to lucy.day1@nhs.net

Talking Therapies Consultation Feedback

The consultation on the outcomes for the new integrated primary care talking therapies service took place late last year. The findings from the consultation were widely circulated in February and the Talking Therapy Tender Board would like to make the document available via the internet.

The document contains details of:

  • The various formats available to participate in the consultation
  • Who participated in the consultation and the feedback they provided
  • How the feedback influenced the development of the service specification
  • A number of organisations responded and their responses are included, unabridged, in the attached document.

Please click here to view the Talking Therapies Consultation Feedback

If you would like any further information, contact Joiss Soumahoro: joiss.soumahoro@lambethpct.nhs.uk Tel: 0203 049 4381

Please find below supporting papers for the consultation, as follows:
Sept 11 TT consultation cover letter
TT consultation document

Hypertension – Important Changes to the Diagnosis and Management

NICE published new guidance relating to hypertension in August 2011.

In April, Lambeth & Southwark held two education events, which were attended by 50 clinicians and managers across Lambeth and Southwark. The events briefed clinicians on the key changes and implications for both diagnosis and management of hypertension. The sessions included a case study based discussions presented by a range of clinicians.

Please click here for presentation from the events.

Dementia – Continuing Professional Development Event – 21st June 2012

All Lambeth and Southwark Clinicians are welcome to attend a Continuing Professional Development Event in Dementia

21st June 2012, 1-5pm

Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre

The Southbank 1 Room
108 Stamford Street
South Bank
London SE1 9NH

Dr Raj Mitra with Lambeth and Southwark Memory Service

Please click here for more details and how to register

LCCCB Meetings in Public

From April 2012, as we head towards authorisation and as part of our commitment to conduct our business of commissioning health services in Lambeth in the most open and transparent way, we will be holding all our board meetings in public.  All are welcome to attend. 

An open meeting for stakeholder groups and members of the public takes places in the hour before each LCCC Board meeting.  This informal session is an opportunity for members of the public and stakeholder groups to ask questions or raise any issue with the Board in relation to the agenda or any other matter.

A. full list of dates and venues for forthcoming LCCC Board meetings are as follows:

2nd May 2012, 1pm to 4pm
Lambeth ACCORD, 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA
Telephone 020 7274 2299

4th July 2012, 1pm to 4pm
Lambeth ACCORD, 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA
Telephone 020 7274 2299

5th September 2012, Timings TBC
Venue TBC

7th November 2012, 1pm to 4pm
Lambeth ACCORD, 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA
Telephone 020 7274 2299

9th January 2013, 1pm to 4pm
Lambeth ACCORD, 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA
Telephone 020 7274 2299

6th March 2013, 1pm to 4pm
Lambeth ACCORD, 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA
Telephone 020 7274 2299

LCCCB Meetings in Public – Press Release – South London Press, March 2012

Improving the Earlier Diagnosis of Cancer

Improving the early diagnosis of cancer is a national and local priority. The SEL Cancer Network is providing a free training event in April for GPs and practice nurses to look at ways to improve the earlier detection of cancer – please do make sure that you send at least one representative from each practice to this interesting and innovative event. Full details in attached flier.
2012.04.25 Flyer and Agenda for 25th April