The Department of Health (DH) is quite serious about the role that has to be played by the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). They were of the view that the CCGs should remain in contact with other local authorities and prepare the strategies that are in line with them.
The same recommendation has also been published in the Health and Wellbeing Board's draft. The DH has further claimed that it is vital for the success of health reforms that services should be provided in co-ordination.
While adopting strict behavior, the DH has said that if any of the bodies will not be in line with each other then they will have to explain the reason for the same. "If a health and wellbeing board thinks that a CCG has not taken proper account of the relevant JHWSs it can make this known in very clear terms", said the draft recently released by the DH.
It has also been made mandatory that if any change has to be made then it should only be mad after taking the Health and Wellbeing Boards in confidence. It shall, however, be noted that the draft is not final yet and is open for consultation till 28th September.