For the fourth consecutive year, NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated ‘outstanding’ by NHS England and NHS Improvement in an annual assessment published today (25 November 2020).
Each year NHS organisations which are responsible for commissioning local health services are rated on their performance around several areas. In 2019-20 the CCG has been rated against 61 indicators. These include patient experience of GP services; preventing ill health; reducing health inequalities; providing quality of care and improving patient outcomes; leadership; workforce and finance.
NHS England and NHS Improvement have recognised that NHS Hull CCG responded to many challenges to meet the needs of its local population while playing an increasing role in progressing closer working with other local health and social care organisations as part of Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership.
The CCG has also been commended for its exceptional efforts, leadership and working closely with other partners as part of the NHS response to COVID-19. This includes Hull’s Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre has also gone from strength to strength in its second year of operation, continuing to support people at risk of severe frailty and care home residents during the pandemic.
Emma Latimer, NHS Hull CCG Accountable Officer, said:
“We are delighted to achieve the outstanding rating for a fourth consecutive year – which reflects good financial performance, innovative commissioning and assurance that patients are involved in all our work programmes. This is a credit to our dedicated CCG staff, local GPs, other health professionals and wider health and social care partners within the area.”
Erica Daley, Interim Chief Operating Officer, NHS Hull CCG added:
“This year has been exceptional for the NHS as we’re managing an unprecedented situation of a global pandemic. However, we have strived to continually improve our services and to do the best for the people of Hull by ensuring local health services support their physical and mental wellbeing. This is something that I am personally very passionate about.”
Dr Dan Roper, CCG Clinical Chair, said:
“I want to thank to CCG Board members and clinical colleagues for their support during the year, particularly where we have to adapt to working remotely. A huge thank you must also go to local NHS and social care frontline staff who work have worked throughout the year to make a difference to the lives of some the most vulnerable residents in the city.”
The full report and CCG ratings are available from the NHS England website: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/ccg-annual-assessment-2019-20/
NHS England has a statutory duty to undertake an assessment of CCGs on an annual basis. This has been done under the NHS Oversight Framework for 2019-20 which includes an assessment of CCG leadership and financial management.
Each CCG has received an overall assessment that places their performance in one of four categories: outstanding, good, requires improvement, or inadequate.