NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group, was among the first wave of CCGs to be authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board.
The authorisation process was a rigorous five month assessment of organisations to make sure that they were able to commission health services on behalf of their local population. The NHS Commissioning Board, now known as NHS England, commented that all new organisations had demonstrated excellence and a high level of achievement.
Our Constitution, a key requirement of authorisation, was agreed by all our members (GP practices) and sets out how the CCG works to ensure that things are done properly. It was approved by NHS England and cannot be changed without their permission. The main things that are covered include: