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All you need to know about CCG constitutions (1 CPD hour)



Learning objectives

This module offers GPs advice on CCG constitutions, including:

  • What constitutions are and what they are for
  • What arrangements are covered by a constitution
  • How signing a constitution might affect your practice finance
  • The difference between a CCG constitution and an inter-practice agreement

After reading this article, looking at the annotated constitution document and the BMA’s constitution checklist, you will be asked to record your learning points and some action points to earn a suggested 1 CPD credit. Below are some suggested questions to reflect on as you work through the module:

  1. Do you know all the details about the name, area and membership of your local CCG?
  2. Has your CCG explained what and how you will be remunerated for any work you undertake?
  3. Do you know your legal obligations, and those of your CCG board and other member practices?
  4. Are you familiar with the governance processes at your local CCG?
  5. How will elections to the board be run and voted on by members of the CCG?
  6. Who will manage the performance of your practice?

You should also aim to run through the constitution using the BMA checklist hyperlinked above.