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 Derby and Derbyshire Population Health and Strategic Commissioning Committee (PHSCC) of Derby and Derbyshire ICB with representation from ICB Board members. There is an expectation that recommendations made by CPAG will usually be implemented. The Committee has delegated responsibility for policy ratification. 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 Regional decision making groups as well as the Joint Area Prescribing Committee (JAPC). One member of CPAG represents Derbyshire at Regional decision making groups.
The committee meets monthly to update policies. Once policies are ratified these will be added to the website within 2 weeks of approval.
CPAG submission and meeting dates for the calendar year. For more details please click the link.
The CPAG Policy Specification forms part of the healthcare services contract that the ICB has with provider organisations. The purpose of the specification is to outline the role and responsibilities of our providers in ensuring that there is:
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NICE Interventional Procedures Guidance (IPGs), Medical Technologies Guidance (MTGs), Diagnostics Guidance (DGs) and MedTech Innovation Briefing (MIBs) Business Case Template. For more details please click the link.
Clinical Policies Appeal Process
An appeal of a decision by CPAG can be made at the request of a NHS clinician if either:
1. Due process was not followed and/or
2. Not all relevant significant evidence was considered at the time of the decision.
All appeals should be made to the CPAG Chair in the first instance. Appeals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and marked for the attention of the Chair of CPAG.
For the full Clinical Policies Appeal Process please click the link.