Key documents

Annual report

Our annual report describes our membership and governance and highlights the work of the CCG through 2018/19. Detailed accounts are provided in part 3 of the report.

Annual report and accounts 2018-19

Annual report summary 2018-19

Annual reports and accounts from previous years can be found on the archive page.


CWS CCG has undertaken to review and update its Constitution on at least an annual basis to ensure it is kept up to date and relevant, and that changes to legislation and local operating practices are reflected. 

The Constitution underwent a full review in November 2017 to reflect changes to the organisational and governance structure of the CCG.  Further amendments were made in May 2018 following feedback from NHS England. 

NHS England conditionally approved the revised Constitution on 22 June 2018, on the understanding that the Consitution will be updated again to reflect recommendations made in the governance review being held in July 2018, and submitted to NHS England for approval following approval at the CCGs Governing Body in September 2018.

Read the NHSE approved Coastal West Sussex CCG constitution - V6.1

Read the summary of changes made in the May 2018 review

Commissioning Intentions

Commissioning Intentions 2017-19

Our Commissioning Intentions for 2017-19 represent the next steps in delivering more integrated care for patients in Coastal West Sussex. They set out forthcoming service changes and will support the development of contracts and operational plans for 2017-19.

Our Population Health Check

The NHS has published a ‘long-term plan’ that sets out the priorities and ambitions for the years ahead to make sure the NHS continues to provide high quality care across the country. Local organisations have been asked to work together as part of health and care systems to develop their own plans by autumn 2019 which will set out how the national long-term plan will work across local areas.

To help develop the local plan, doctors, specialists and clinicians have come together across Sussex and East Surrey to develop a ‘Population Health Check’. They have looked at clinical evidence, patient experience and local population information and given a diagnosis of what needs to change from their expert point of view.

Our Population Healthcheck – full version

Our Population Healthcheck – summary version

Five Year Strategy and Two Year Operational Plan

Our five year strategy describes how we will turn our vision for the local NHS into a reality; how we will secure a safe, sustainable and resilient NHS and better outcomes for local people.

Delivering the vision: Five Year Strategy and Two Year Operational Plan 2015

Operational Plan 2017-19

CCG's Review of Governance, Capability and Capacity 2018

A requirement of the Legal Directions placed on the CCG was to undertake an externally commissioned governance review which was commissioned from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. 

The PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Review of Governance, Capability and Capacity was completed at the end of the October 2018.  The full report has been accepted by the CCG’s Governing Body and is available here. 

The CCG’s Action Plan which tracks progress against all the recommendations contained within the review was formally signed off by the Governing Body at its November 2018 meeting and will be scrutinised by the Local Management Team regularly. 

**Please note this report says Private and Confidential but it is agreed to be in the public domain**

Review of Governance, Capability and Capacity 2018

CCG 360 Stakeholder Survey results

As part of the CCG’s formal assurance process, we take part in an annual 360 Stakeholder Survey to hear from our valued partners how the CCG has developed, what is working well, and what could be further improved.

See the results from the 2018 survey

Local estate strategy

The CCG is responsible for strategic estate planning in Coastal West Sussex. This covers estate for acute, community, mental health and primary care services.

The purpose of the strategy is to drive planning and provision of safe, secure, high-quality healthcare buildings, capable of supporting current and future service needs.

If you have any comments or questions about our local estate strategy, please let us know.

Local estate strategy

Adapt and thrive - primary care strategy

In May 2016 we published "Adapt and Thrive" - our strategy for general practice and integrated community services.

Adapt and thrive - primary care strategy

Primary care investment strategy

The Primary Care Investment Strategy was agreed by the Governing Body Clinical Commissioning Executive (CCE) in October 2016. It outlines the plans we have for developing primary care and describes the real issues affecting primary care and how we intend to address these through collaborative working through the General Practice Transformation Agreement, how we are going to implement the General Practice Forward View and how we see general practice as the lynchpin for the development of LCNs.

View the Primary Care Investment Strategy

Spend over £25,000

We are committed to being open and transparent in relation to how public funds are used and with this in mind, will publish expenditure over £25,000.

You can also access this information, along with other national and local data for free re-use on the website.