Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, announced on 1 May 2014 that NHS England was inviting CCGs to expand their role in primary care commissioning and to submit expressions of interest setting out the CCG’s preference for how it would like to exercise expanded primary medical care commissioning functions. One option available was that NHS England would delegate the exercise of certain specified primary care commissioning functions to a CCG.
In accordance with its statutory powers under section 13Z of the National Health Service Act 2006 (as amended), NHS England has delegated the exercise of some functions to NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
The CCG has established the NHS Corby CCG Primary Care Commissioning Committee. The Committee will function as a corporate decision-making body for the management of the delegated functions and the exercise of the delegated powers.