CPAG ("The Committee”) is a strategic, local decision-making committee, with responsibility for promoting appropriate, safe, rational and cost-effective clinical policies to be used across Derby & Derbyshire.
The Committee is accountable to the Clinical and Lay Commissioning Committee of Derby and Derbyshire CCG ("the CCG”) with representation from governing body members. There is an expectation that recommendations made by CPAG will usually be implemented. The Committee has no delegated responsibility for resource allocation. If resource allocation is required then the committee will refer the matter on to the Derby and Derbyshire Financial Recovery Group.
The Committee will also have formal links to the East Midlands Affiliated Commissioning Committee (EMACC) and the Joint Area Prescribing Committee (JAPC). One member of CPAG represents Derbyshire at EMACC.
The committee meets monthly to update policies. When decisions / amendments are made, these will be ratified by the Clinical and Lay Commissioning Committee. Once policies are ratified these will be added to the website within 2 weeks of approval.