CCG upholds annual assessment rating of ‘Good’ during 17/18
13th July 2018 | By Liz Mattock | Posted in Miscellaneous
We are extremely pleased to share with you that Leicester City CCG has received its annual assessment rating from NHS England. We have retained our rating as good.
The CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework (IAF) that we have been assessed against was revised for 2017/18. It is used by NHS England to rate CCGs’ performance against four domains: Better Health, Better Care, Leadership and Sustainability.
Our rating is a reflection of our continued quality of leadership and positive financial management in a time of significant challenges for the NHS.
Our consistent demonstration of robust governance in all areas of CCG business and responsibilities, including delegated direct commissioning functions, has been highly praised by NHS England. Our joint working as part of the three CCGs in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, for our work together to develop a Collaborative Commissioning Board, has been recognised and acknowledged. Thirdly, our dedication and determination to implement extended hours in primary care, which is now available across the city in the form of our healthcare hubs, has been applauded.
In addition we have also been thanked for our contribution to delivering the Five Year Forward View, which was developed to create improved and sustainable health and care services for the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. This refers to our work as part of Better Care Together and the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.
While our rating is very good news for us as a CCG, the last year has not been without its challenges, particularly in the achievement of the desired standards in cancer, RTT and emergency care as well as access to the IAPT service. We must continue to work with our providers to improve in these areas and achieve the national ambitions for continuing healthcare.
The results for all CCGs have been published today on NHS England’s website