NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated as ‘outstanding’ for a third consecutive year under NHS England’s annual ‘Ofsted’ style ratings published today.
All 195 CCGs in England are evaluated every year for leadership, financial performance, planning and patient and public involvement and, of these, only 24 have achieved the highest rating for 2018-19.
NHS England recognised that NHS Hull CCG has continued to demonstrate a strong partnership approach and close working relationship with Hull City Council around the joint financial plan and integrated adults and children’s services. The successful first year of the community frailty pathway within the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre – where more than 2,000 patients have received a comprehensive geriatric assessment – was singled out for praise, as well as innovation in primary (GP) care.
Quality Assurance Visits in community and hospital settings have led to some positive improvements and the CCG is a Champion site for Personal Wheelchair Budgets. Hull CCG has also achieved the maximum ‘Green*’ rating for ensuring patient and public involvement is firmly embedded in the commissioning and development of local health services.
NHS Hull CCG Chief Officer, Emma Latimer, said:
“I am delighted the CCG has maintained the highest rating for a third consecutive year. CCG staff, local GPs, other health professionals, and our wider public and voluntary sector partners strive to improve services every year and to do the best for our population – this is something I am personally very proud and grateful for.
“It has been a challenging year for us, particularly in the light of delivering NHS constitutional targets, however, the CCG is able to demonstrate continued commitment to working across the system to deliver improved performance against these targets.
“I would also like to thank our CCG Board members for their outstanding support and setting the strategic direction that helps us maintain our position as a top performing CCG.”
Partners who work with the CCG say:
“We are delighted that the NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group has, for the third year in a row, been rated as outstanding. I’m extremely pleased that our partnership working with the Hull CCG was recognised as part of this because it is exceptional and is enabling us to really focus our joint resources on improving the outcomes for our residents. Perhaps the best example of this is the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre, which celebrated its first anniversary only last week, which shows first-hand how providing the right services in the right place in the right way can really improve peoples’ quality of life.”
Matt Jukes, Hull City Council Chief Executive
“We have worked closely with NHS Hull CCG on a number of projects over recent years, not least the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre, and it comes as no surprise that they have been rated as ‘outstanding’ for a third consecutive year. The leadership set the tone for innovative work with the most vulnerable in our area, something that mirrors one of our own priorities. We look forward to further partnership working in coming years and congratulate Emma and her exceptional team for this deserved recognition.”
Chris Blacksell, Chief Fire Officer, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service
The CCG ratings have been published on the NHS England website here – https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/ccg-annual-assessment-report-2018-19/