The organisation that plans and buys health services for people in North Lincolnshire has made “considerable progress” according to NHS England.
NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been praised for its positive direction of travel by regional health bosses and given an improved rating following the annual assessment of all CCGs, which scrutinises performance, leadership and financial management during 2017/18.
Interim Chief Officer Emma Latimer, who has led the CCG since November 2017, welcomed this year’s headline rating of “Requires Improvement”, saying that while there was still some way to go, the CCG’s story was very much one of improvement and moving in the right direction.
“This is positive considering the CCG was rated Inadequate for 2016/17, and reflects a year of significant change within the organisation. NHS England is clearly confident that in spite of continued challenges within the wider local health system, the CCG is well placed to complete its onward recovery and continue to move forward.”
“I would like to place on record my thanks to the CCG staff, the Board members, the local GPs and all our other partners for their hard work and support to bring about these improvements. We all want the same outcome which is to plan and deliver the best possible services for the people of North Lincolnshire.”
The CCG annual assessment for 2017/18 provides each CCG with an assessment against the indicators in the CCG improvement and assessment framework (CCG IAF). This framework aligns key objectives and priorities as part of our aim to deliver the NHS Five Year Forward View.
You can see the CCG’s IAF rating by visiting the My NHS website.
As a result of its progress, the CCG is set to exit the national improvement process next month that it entered a year ago. The CCG will remain in Special Measures throughout this financial year.