CCG Assurance Framework
Our performance is regularly assessed by NHS England in relation to a large number of indicators through the CCG Improvment Assesment Framework. This process has been designed to provide confidence to internal and external stakeholders and the wider public that we are operating effectively to commission safe, high-quality and sustainable services within our available resources.
For 2016/17 we, including our clinical leaders, have been recognised by NHS England for our ‘exceptional leadership’ and have demonstrated improvements in a range of clinical areas in the 2016-17 annual performance assessment:
We continue to make significant progress and the overall assesment of 'requires improvement' relates predominently to our need to achieve financial balance. Key achievements:
- Mental Health - In response to changes made to improve access to psychological therapy services and our successful Talking Therapies marketing campaign, more people are receiving treatment for stress and anxiety, with over half of those showing clear signs of recovery and improvement.
- Cancer - People with cancer are being diagnosed at a much earlier stage and it is fantastic that more people are surviving longer. We continue to locally support national campaigns.
- Dementia - more people are being diagnosed sooner. Click here for more information about our work on dementia.
- Finance - we ended the financial year with a deficit of £2 million; a much improved position from the £14 million deficit expected part way through the year. One example of this is prescribing activity whereby the CCG has seen a reduction of nearly 1% in costs; this follows two successive years of increasing costs of 4%.
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