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Engagement Committee

The Engagement Committee

The Engagement Committees of South Devon and Torbay CCG and NEW Devon CCG are held in common.

The Engagement Committee's role is to oversee the engagement processes of the CCG and provide assurance that engagement is carried out in line with the NHS Constitution, the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the relevant national policy guidelines. It is the responsibility of the committee to support the objectives of CCG and to make recommendations and provide assurances to the Governing Body to make sure that these objectives are being met and considered.

The committee is there to ensure that engagement sits at the heart of local health and social care, whether provided by NHS or non-NHS providers, and to make sure that the CCG's commissioning strategy fully reflects all elements of engagement. 

Minutes from the engagement committee meetings are available​ here.


The Engagement Committee is set up to:

  1. Make sure that the CCG’s engagement is informing decisions made by the Governing Body
  2. Make sure the CCG is commissioning in a way that ensures and supports the involvement of individuals
  3. Support the CCG's engagement and commissioning strategy by taking a whole commissioning cycle view
  4. Monitor the effectiveness of the platforms and techniques the CCG uses to engage with people
  5. Discuss and plan effective ways of working with Healthwatches in Devon, Torbay, Plymouth and Cornwall
  6. Bring together issues and areas of success and learning from locality community representatives’ engagement
  7. Review the CCG’s annual engagement plans around engagement improvement based on issues and learning
  8. Identify and monitor communications and engagement risks associated with the work brought to the committee

Engagement Plan and Report Checklist

The Engagement Plan and Report Checklist is to be used by the Engagement Committee to help it to provide assurance to the governing body that we are engaging effectively in line with our statutory duties. Engagement enables people to best influence our decisions, service development and plans, so it is important that this is done meaningfully and with worthwhile results.

The checklist is here: What 'good' looks like: Engagement Plan and Report Checklist​​​​