Questions for the Primary Care Commissioning Committee

If members of the public wish to ask the Committee a question, the following guidelines should be followed:

  • Questions should be submitted by completing the downloadable question form. Members of the public can request a paper copy of this form by calling the Board Secretary via our switchboard 0161 762 3100, or by sending an email.
  • Public questions must be received three days before the meeting to ensure they can be included on the day.
  • Public questions for the Committee should be related to the items on the agenda.
  • Public questions for the Committee not related to matters on the agenda may be answered at the Committee at the Chair’s discretion, or may be better answered via another means e.g:
    - Freedom of Information Request;
    - Request for advice through the CCGs Patient Services team;
    - Complaint process;
    - Directing to another NHS body.
  • The Chair of the Committee will read the question. If the question requires further explanation the Chair may ask the owner of the question to explain.
  • The Chair cannot address questions in public about:
    - issues which may breach patient/personal confidentiality.
    - concerns about the treatment of an individual patient (these should be addressed in writing to the Chief Officer).
    - Matters relating to complaints, independent inquiries, or staffing issues that may be confidential and prejudicial to the public interest.

Primary Care Commissioning Committee meetings are limited by time. There may be insufficient time to answer all questions; however all questions will receive a response. The online question form gives the option for a question to be answered via email or in writing. Members of the public can choose a preference when they complete the question form.

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