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CCG considers split from CSU


28 January 2014

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A clinical commissioning group is considering severing ties with Central Eastern commissioning support unit (CSU). 
North East Essex CCG has already brought business intelligence, contracting and individual funding requests in-house after "concerns about the delivery of services…[were] reported to the Board." 
The report from the January board meeting states: "Underperformance in some areas is having a detrimental effect on the delivery of CCG contracting arrangements, governance and delivery of strategy." 

A clinical commissioning group is considering severing ties with Central Eastern commissioning support unit (CSU). 
North East Essex CCG has already brought business intelligence, contracting and individual funding requests in-house after "concerns about the delivery of services…[were] reported to the Board." 
The report from the January board meeting states: "Underperformance in some areas is having a detrimental effect on the delivery of CCG contracting arrangements, governance and delivery of strategy." 
North East Essex is considering terminating the contract from September 2014, the report shows. 
However, this could mean looking for a new commissioning support provider months before a new framework agreement is available. 
In May 2013 Central Eastern lost a contract worth £4 million from East and North Hertfordshire CCG. The CCG decided to bring in-house a range of services, including: communications, patient involvement, finance planning, payroll and human resources, performance and activity reporting and contract monitoring and management. 
North East Essex CCG and Central Eastern CSU have yet to comment. 

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