Primary Care Commissioning Committee

This committee is held jointly between NHS England and NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).  Its main purpose is to jointly commission (or buy) primary care for the people of Bolton.  Primary care includes the services provided at your GP practice.

Following changes to the NHS in 2013, NHS England has been responsible for commissioning primary care.  In 2014, CCGs were invited to get more involved in this area and take on greater powers to improve services locally.  Bolton CCG formally expressed an interest in working jointly with NHS England to co-commission the services provided by GP practices and this was approved.  The Joint Commissioning Committee was set up to oversee this work and make sure everything is done properly.

The overall aim of primary care co-commissioning is to create a more joined up system of commissioning services, which is led by health professionals and delivers more patient care outside of hospitals.  It means more decisions can be taken locally to meet the needs of the people living in that area.  In Bolton, co-commissioning has allowed the CCG to invest more money in GP practices and work closely with practices to drive improvements right across the borough.   

The Primary Care Joint Commissioning Committee is established in accordance with the CCG's Constitution, Standing Orders, and Scheme of Delegation.

If you require sight of previous committee papers prior to April 2016, please contact Joanne Taylor on 01204-462028 or email

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14th February PCCC Meeting

General Business:

Apologies for Absence.

Declarations of Interest.

Minutes of the last meeting held on 13th December 2018.

Updated Terms of Reference.

Report of the Primary Care Operational Group - 10th January 2019.

GP Contract Reform - 5 Year Framework.

Final Proposals on the 2019/20 Bolton Quality Contract.

General Practice to undertake Test of Cure Smears at 6 months following discharge from Colposcopy.

Primary Care Investment Agreement - December 2018 Update.

APMS Procurement Timetable.

Diabetic Foot Screening in Primary Care.

Update on Health Check Governance Processes.

Estates Update.

Any Other Business.

Chair reflection on significant decisions/actions/risks that may need reporting to the Board through these Minutes.

Time and Date of Next meeting - 11th April 2019 at 12 noon.


  • PCCC Papers 14th February 2019
    Bolton CCG - PCCC Papers 14th February 2019

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