STRUCTURE: NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group has been conditionally authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board.

The board has authorised the second wave of clinical commissioning groups that will take over commissioning from primary care trusts in April.

It has authorised 67 further CCGs, taking total to 101. The first 34 CCGs were authorised in December.

Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG has been given four conditions for its authorisation, meaning it will continue to receive support in some areas. The criteria not yet satisfied are:

  • 2.4.2B: Arrangements for handling concerns and complaints raised with the CCG, and actions taken as a result, are clearly communicated to the public. (support level required: I)
  • 3.1.1B: CCG has a clear and credible integrated plan, which includes an operating plan for 2012-13, draft commissioning intentions for 2013-14 and a high-level strategic plan until 2014-15. (support level required: II)
  • 3.1.1C: CCG has detailed financial plan that delivers financial balance, sets out how it will manage within its management allowance, and any other requirements set by the NHSCB and is integrated with the commissioning plan. (support level required: II)
  • 3.1.1D: QIPP is integrated within all plans. Clear explanation of any changes to existing QIPP plans. (support level required: II)