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CCG RATED AS ‘GOOD’

NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated as ‘good’ following an annual assessment by NHS England.

The annual CCG assessment for 2017/18 by NHS England provides each CCG in the country with an assessment of their performance based against indicators in the CCG improvement and assessment framework (CCG IAF). This CCG IAF aligns key objectives and priorities as part of their aim to deliver their Five Year Forward View. On this basis they have rated NHS West Lancashire as ‘good’, the second highest rating available.

The rating made this week praised the progress the CCG has made in:

It’s excellent work around cancer, dementia, diabetes and mental health

The continued excellent relationship with Southport and Formby CCG, strong working relationship with Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust and Lancashire Care Foundation Trust

Delivering their financial plan for 2017/18 despite some unexpected pressures in the year

It also acknowledged the challenges faced by the CCG in the year ahead including:

To further develop the work on cancer screening and 62-day diagnosis, mental health work specifically around children and young people and preparedness for next winter.

Progress work to improve the uptake on personal health budgets

Mike Maguire, chief officer at NHS West Lancashire CCG, said:

“I am very proud of the team here at the CCG for their hard work and dedication in ensuring that we achieved our ‘good’ rating, which is an improvement over the previous 12-months rating.

“I am well aware that as a CCG we face a number of challenges in the year ahead to ensure that we provide the best health and social care for the people of West Lancashire, but as an organisation we are prepared for this challenge.”

The NHS England annual assessment information is available on their website: www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/regulation/ccg-assess/iaf

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