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Meetings to be held in Public

The following Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are partners of the Joint Committee of the Southern Collaborative of CCGs, which was previously known as the Better Health Programme Joint Committee:

  • Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees Clinical Commissioning Group
  • North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group
  • South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group


The Joint Committee itself is a ‘coming together’ of some of the members of the Governing Bodies of the 6 CCGs identified above and will make decisions that affect the populations of those CCGs collectively. The individual Governing Body meetings of the CCGs will continue to make local decisions.

As with the CCG Governing Body meetings, all meetings will be held in public. The next meeting of the Joint Committee will take place as follows:

Thursday 21st March 2019

9.30am – 10.45am

Durham Indoor Bowling Club, Abbey Road, Durham DH1 5GE


Each Clinical Commissioning Group wishes to invite the public to observe the Joint Committee of the Southern Collaborative of CCGs at work.

In order to ensure that appropriate seating is provided, please register your attendance (informing of any special requirements) with Amanda Million on 0191 389 8592 or email:

Questions for the Joint Committee of the Southern Collaborative of CCGs should be submitted to Amanda Million no later than 12 noon on Monday 18 March 2019. Questions should be relevant to the populations of the 6 CCGs.     Any local questions should be submitted for discussion at the separate CCG Governing Body meetings.

Meeting agendas and papers will be available prior to the meeting online at;;;;;







Wellbeing for Life

What is Wellbeing for Life?

Wellbeing for Life is a service commissioned by Durham County Council and delivered by five partners who have years of knowledge and experience of working and supporting local people across County Durham: Click the link below for tons of great information and on-line support

AlzheimersBlackhill, Bridgehill, Benfieldside and Shotley Bridge Community team have launched an initiative to help local businesses become Dementia Friendly.  A new Dementia Café at Sweetharts Café, Blackhill also provides a place for carers and friends to meet.

For more information please contact

Citizens advice

Healthier & Wealthier Telephone Advice Line

If you would like help or support with Benefits, tax credits, debt, housing, work, caring, relationships, energy, legal matters and more call this free Telephone Advice line.

Call 0300 3231001 Monday - Friday 9am-1pm


Silver talk

 If you would like information regarding the Silver Talk service please click the link below. The telephone lines are open Monday - Friday 9-5 and is a freephone number.

0800 093 0092



Invitation to Open Al-Anon Meeting
Visits their website for more information


citizens house

Citizens House, Consett
Station Road, Consett, Co. Durham DH8 5RL

For information about the services provided by Citizens House please click the link below.

cancer help Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process

Macmillan Cancer Support cancer backup
Europe's leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.

Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK Largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

Asthma UK Asthma UK
This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it

Alzheimer’s Society Alzheimer’s Society
Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia. Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Guide Dogs For The Blind Guide Dogs for the Blind  
Guide Dogs wants a world in which all blind and partially-sighted people enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else. Their mission is to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of blind and partially-sighted people. We campaign for improved rehabilitation services and unhindered access for all blind and partially-sighted people.

Mental Health Foundation Mental Health Foundation
Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live

Sense Sense  
Sense is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. We provide expert advice and information as well as specialist services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. We also support people who have sensory impairments with additional disabilities


British Heart Foundation British Heart Foundation
Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease. We will achieve this through our pioneering research, our vital prevention activity and by ensuring quality care and support for people living with heart disease.

We need you to share our vision because, together, we really can beat heart disease.

Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through this website.

MS Society MS Society
Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS. It affects two million more. We offer hope for the future by investing millions in research, and help for today through our information, support and campaigning.


North East, independent Charity supporting people with life limiting illnesses.


 Epilepsy Action
Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 456,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.




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