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CCG Annual Assessment: Growing proportion of CCGs rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’


By Valeria Fiore
Reporter
14 July 2019

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A growing number of CCGs are now rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, the latest assessment of the commissioning groups has revealed.

Nearly two thirds (64%) of CCGs in England are now rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, an increase from 58% in the previous year, according to the CCG Annual Assessment 2018/19 published this week (10 July),

However, although 10 CCGs have seen their rating rise from good to outstanding, four have dropped from outstanding to good, while five have been newly rated inadequate.

Every year, CCGs are assessed against nationally agreed standards that are referred to as the Improvement and Assessment Framework. NHS England rates CCGs on the basis of how sustainable they are, on the quality of their leadership and on how they are helping to improve the health of their population, among other factors.

CCGs can be rates as outstanding, good, requires improvement, or inadequate.

Commenting of this year’s assessment, NHS Clinical Commissioners chief executive Julie Wood said that these results show that CCGs are ‘working effectively’.

She said: ‘The annual assessment is a useful marker for how well CCGs are performing and to hold them accountable.’

However, she added that NHS CC will work with NHS England to improve future assessment frameworks to make sure they reflect the changes that the NHS is currently undergoing.

New outstanding CCGs

  • NHS Bolton CCG
  • NHS Bradford Districts CCG
  • NHS City and Hackney CCG
  • NHS Leeds CCG
  • NHS East Essex CCG
  • NHS North Tyneside CCG
  • NHS Rotherham CCG
  • NHS Surrey Heath CCG
  • NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG
  • NHS West Suffolk CCG

New inadequate CCGs

  • NHS North Staffordshire CCG
  • NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG
  • NHS Shropshire CCG
  • NHS Stoke on Trent CCG
  • NHS Thanet CCG

CCGs previously rated outstanding

  • NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG
  • NHS Bracknell and Ascot CCG, Slough CCG, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead CCG – now NHS East Berkshire CCG
  • NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG
  • NHS Tower Hamlets CCG

CCGs that improved their rating from inadequate

  • NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG – from inadequate to requires improvement
  • NHS Costal West Sussex CCG – from inadequate to good
  • NHS Crawley CCG – from inadequate to requires improvement
  • NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG – from inadequate to requires improvement
  • NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG – from inadequate to requires improvement
  • NHS Hastings and Rothers CCG – from inadequate to requires improvement
  • NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG – from inadequate to requires improvement
  • NHS Kernow CCG – from inadequate to good
  • NHS North Derbyshire CCG – from inadequate to requires improvement
  • NHS South Tees CCG – from inadequate to requires improvement
  • NHS Southend CCG – from inadequate to requires improvement
  • NHS West Norfolk CCG – from inadequate to requires improvement
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