How we make decisions

When making decisions we consider information, data, intelligence and insight from a range of sources including local people and health and social care professionals.

We monitor health needs and inequalities in Manchester and take action to address them. We also comply with national NHS legislation, policy and guidance.

Involving local people

To help us make the best decisions we listen to the views and experiences of local people. It’s really important that we hear from as many of you as possible to make sure that the services we commission, meet the needs of everyone in Manchester.

MHCC’s Board and Committees

Decisions are made in public at our monthly Board meetings.

Our board is made up of local health care professionals, lay representatives, local councillors, the Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, and our Executive Team.

The Board is supported in its work by a number of committees. They are:

Patient and Public Advisory Committee

Our Public and Patient Advisory Committee provides advice, guidance and assurance on CCG decision making from a patient, public and community perspective.

Health and Social Care Professional Committee

Provides advice, guidance and assurance on CCG decision making from the perspective of health and social care professionals.

Quality, Performance and Improvement Committee

Responsible for promoting a culture of quality within Manchester and ensuring health and social care services are safe and effective.

Strategy Committee

This committee is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of Our Healthier Manchester – the strategic plan for health and care in the city and MHCC’s contribution to it.

Finance Committee

Responsible for making sure that all issues relating to finance, contracting, and performance relevant to NHS Manchester CCG are discussed and key actions and recommendations reported to the Board.

Governance Committee

This committee is responsible for giving assurance to the Board that the organisation is well run and its key areas of risks are known and managed appropriately.

To read each of committee’s terms of reference, please visit our Constitution and Governance Handbook page.

How we are performing

Each year we publish an annual report which describes how we have done over the previous year.