AN emergency meeting to discuss NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group’s future was called today.

The CCG held an extraordinary general meeting at Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub this afternoon, Wednesday.

GPs from the town’s 24 doctor’s surgeries and management from member practices attended, with representatives from NHS England also understood to have been present.

Issues discussed with the CCG’s membership included the nomination of a new chairman and governing body members, as well as ‘refreshing’ its constitution.

CCG chairman Dr Dan Bunstone resigned in September after 16 of 24 GP practices in Warrington gave a vote of no confidence in the leadership of the town’s health commissioners.

Dr Bunstone stepped down due to a conflict of interests after private healthcare company Push Doctor, of which he is chief medical officer, began working with an organisation holding NHS contracts.

Due to further resignations, only one of four governing body members are currently in post at the CCG.

A spokesman for NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group said: “As set out in the CCG constitution, the process to discuss matters of importance and decisions with the wider membership is for an extraordinary general meeting to be called.

“With regards to the EGM taking place on November 7, the CCG called the meeting in order to discuss and progress a number of matters with the CCG members.

“These included understanding any member issues, the nomination of new GP representatives on the CCG governing body, the nomination of a new chairman following Dr Bunstone’s resignation and the process for refreshing the CCG constitution in line with the requirements of new national guidance.”