The six Surrey CCGs have each established a Surrey-wide Commissioning Committee that will meet ‘in common’ with a Commissioning Committee established by Surrey County Council.  This is referred to as the ‘Surrey-wide Commissioning Committees in Common’.

The Committees exercise oversight for health and social care commissioning across Surrey including any responsibilities delegated to it from local and national partners.  The Committees will be outcomes led, taking into account best clinical & social care practice and the views of the citizens of Surrey.  The minutes of the meetings shall be formally recorded and submitted to the Governing Bodies and Surrey County Council Cabinet.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the meeting - which although is held in public, is not a public meeting. Questions from the public are welcome and should:

  • be submitted via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • include your name and contact details
  • be submitted no later than 12 noon 48 hours before the meeting
  • The agenda and committee papers will be published on this site one week before the meeting date.

Click here for details of the next meeting and to view meeting papers

If your GP refers you… you have a choice!

If your GP needs to refer you to a particular service for a physical or mental health condition, in most cases you have a legal right to choose which hospital or service you go to. You can also choose where to give birth. This includes NHS and many private hospitals that provide services to the NHS. You may also choose your clinical team led by a consultant or named healthcare professional.

There are a number of places where you can access information about hospitals and services:

  • You can ask your GP about what might be the best choice for you, once you tell them what matters to you most.
  • You can compare information about hospitals, services and consultants at nhs.uk. This website includes information about the quality of care, waiting times, parking and travel. Simply search using the ‘Services Near You’ option available at the top of page. You can also search according to the operations and treatments that the hospitals or services offer.      

For more information on your rights around patient choice, you can visit http://www.nhs.uk/patientchoice, ask your GP, or read our policy.

The Governing Body has appointed Tony Fitzgerald to act as ‘Conflict of Interest (CoI) Guardian’. Tony acts as a conduit for members of the public who have any concerns in regard to Conflict of interest. If you have an y concerns please contact Tony via our contact us page 

Tony Fitzgerald joined the CCG in May 2015 after 30 years at Canon, the last five as a Director within the Europe, Middle East and Africa Finance Department.

He is a certified accountant and hopes to use his experience to help ensure the CCG gets the best use of NHS resources.

Tony has lived in Lightwater for 11 years and is married to Ann. They have two adult children, one of whom is a Paediatric Registrar, and two grandchildren.

Tony is a physics graduate from Imperial College and has a PhD in Business Management from Bradford University.

Lay Chair

Andrew has enjoyed a career in local government spanning over 40 years. He retired last year from his last position as a local authority Chief Executive after 20 years in the role.

He started his career in local government as a Chartered Environmental Health Officer and progressed through many roles before becoming a Strategic Environmental Services Director and then Chief Executive.

He has long had an interest in the health agenda and was appointed Lay Chair for the Surrey Health Clinical Commissioning Group in April last year.  Since then, he has become engaged fully with the Frimley Health and Care ICS and currently sits on the ICS Board.

Andrew holds a number of Non Executive appointments.  He was formerly a Governor on the 6th Form College Farnborough Board and is now Chair of the Founder Members Group for the newly formed Prospect Multi Academy Trust.  He has sat for many years on the Board of Enterprise First Ltd, a not for profit company providing free advice to start up businesses across Surrey, Hampshire and Kent.  He is also a Trustee of the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust and a Trustee of Reading Force.  This is a national charity aimed at putting reading at the heart of families, with a particular focus on bringing Armed Forces children and families closer together through a shared joy of reading books.

He was previously Vice Chair of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Learning and Skills Council and Non Executive Board Member at the former Government Office for the South East.  He was also formerly Vice Chairman of Farnborough College of Technology.

Former investment banker and chief operating officer Gurpreet Dehal joined the CCG in May 2015 as the Lay Member for Audit.

Gurpreet is also a member of Royal Holloway College Council and a Board Member for the Ministry of Defence. Having retired from banking in 2014 he is now undertaking a PhD in Higher Education Research, Evaluation and Enhancement.

Gurpreet has lived in Camberley for over 20 years.