For most people Primary Care is the first point of contact with health services. In Medway the majority of these services are provided through GP practices. The Primary Care Commissioning Group meets every month and is responsible for planning and buying primary care services across Medway on behalf of the CCG Governing Body. This includes:

  • planning primary medical care services in Medway, including carrying out needs assessments and undertaking reviews
  • decisions in relation to the management of poorly performing GP practices
  • co-ordinating a common approach to the commissioning of primary care services with other areas
  • decisions about the establishment of new GP practices (including branch surgeries) and closure of GP practices
  • decisions about ‘discretionary’ payments
  • decisions about commissioning urgent care (including home visits as required) for out of area registered patients
  • the approval of practice mergers
  • local Incentive Schemes (including the design of such schemes)

The full terms and references for the group can be found below.

Primary Care Commissioning Group meetings of Medway Clinical Commissioning Group are open to the public and press.

Upcoming Primary Care Commissioning Committee meetings are below- members of the public are welcome to attend from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

  • Primary Care Commissioning Committee
    Wednesday 28th February 2018
    Havisham Board Room, Pembroke Court – cancelled due to extreme weather
  • Primary Care Commissioning Committee
    Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 11am,
    Havisham Board Room, Pembroke Court
  • Primary Care Commissioning Committee
    Wednesday 27th June 2018                      - cancelled
    Copperfield Board Room, Pembroke Court
  • Primary Care Commissioning Committee
    Wednesday 29th August 2018
    Copperfield Board Room, Pembroke Court
  • Primary Care Commissioning Committee
    Wednesday 31st October 2018
    Havisham Board Room, Pembroke Court
  • Primary Care Commissioning Committee
    Wednesday 12th December 2018
    TBC, Pembroke Court

Papers are published below.

August 2017
Popular 4.4 MB
27/04/2018
December 2017
Popular 3.06 MB
27/04/2018
July 2017
Popular 3.05 MB
27/04/2018
May 2018
Popular 6.41 MB
30/04/2018
October 2016
Popular 1.08 MB
27/04/2018
October 2017
Popular 7.04 MB
27/04/2018
October 2018
Popular 8.38 MB
25/10/2018
Part 1 - August 2018
Popular 2.77 MB
28/08/2018
Part 2 - August 2018
Popular 4.73 MB
28/08/2018
Part 3 - August 2018
Popular 2.1 MB
28/08/2018
Part 4 - August 2018
Popular 2.85 MB
28/08/2018
Part 5 - August 2018
Popular 8.89 MB
28/08/2018
Part 6 - August 2018
Popular 601.17 KB
28/08/2018
Primary Care Commissioning Committee Terms of Reference
Popular 234.88 KB
27/04/2018
September 2017
Popular 13.14 MB
27/04/2018
September 2017
Popular 7.99 MB
27/04/2018
September 2017
Popular 7.99 MB
27/04/2018

If you have specific questions that you would like to ask direct to our Primary Care Commissioning Committee, you can submit questions in advance of our meeting. You are welcome to observe and questions relating to the agenda will be responded to at the meeting.

If you are planning to attend please read these guidelines

If you are not attending the meeting and wish to submit a question it may be more appropriate for you to send a Freedom of Information request email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..