WEL CCGs Joint Board

A joint board for improved strategic commissioning

WEL CCGs was established by the three CCGs: Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest, to consider common issues and, where appropraiate, take decisions on services that are commissioned across WEL. The board meet monthly.

All WEL CCGs and local authorities are represented on the joint board. The Chair rotates between Dr Ken Aswani the Chair of Waltham Forest CCG, Dr Muhamed Naqvi the Chair of Newham CCG and Dr Sam Everington the Chair of Tower Hamlets CCG. 

Questions from members of the public

We want to be open and transparent about the way we do business. We want to ensure local people and groups have the opportunity to ask questions about our work.

At each meeting of the WEL CCGs, we will allow approximately 10-15 minutes for questions from the public.

Questions for the board can be asked at any time, however to allow for a full response to be given on the day of the meeting, we ask that questions are submitted in advance, by 2pm on the Friday before the Wednesday meeting when the answer will be provided. A follow up question may be allowed at the meeting at the Chair’s discretion and if time allows. 

Questions should be sent to newccg.welgoverningbody@nhs.net or sent by post to:

WEL Board Secretary
4th Floor Unex Tower
5 Station Street,
E15 1DA

A question may be rejected if it:

  1. is not about a matter for which the WEL JB is responsible
  2. is defamatory, frivolous or offensive
  3. is substantially the same as a question asked within the last six months
  4. requests the disclosure of information which is confidential or exempt
  5. names, or clearly identifies, a member of staff or any other individual
  6. relates solely to an issue for a single CCG.

We request, for any questions asked in person at the meeting, or by a representative, that if a reply cannot conveniently be given orally, the time allocated for questions has elapsed or the questioner is not present in the chamber, a written reply will be sent, providing contact information has been provided, within a month of the meeting.

The question, the name of the questioner and the reply given will be included in the WEL minutes and published on the CCGs’ websites.

Upcoming meetings

WEL CCG Governing Body in Common

In line with the government’s Covid-19 guidelines, this meeting will be held virtually.

Please submit your questions relating to any agenda items to newccg.welgoverningbody@nhs.net by 5pm on Tuesday 24th November. There is time set aside to answer these

Meeting papers