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CCGs concerned about finance


27 January 2015

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A third of CCG finance leads are concerned about their ability to achieve financial balance in 2015/2016 claims think tank, The King’s Fund.

Its quarterly monitoring report How is the NHS performing, highlights that seven of the 51 CCGs included in the report were “fairly concerned” about their finances with a further nine claiming they were “very concerned”.

A third of CCG finance leads are concerned about their ability to achieve financial balance in 2015/2016 claims think tank, The King’s Fund.

Its quarterly monitoring report How is the NHS performing, highlights that seven of the 51 CCGs included in the report were “fairly concerned” about their finances with a further nine claiming they were “very concerned”.

The news comes as plans are in place to allow CCGs to take over some of the commissioning service for primary care services, including the provision of general practice.

A further 30% of CCGs also claimed that they were “very concerned” about achieving their quality, innovation, productivity and prevention targets.

The report also highlighted that the waiting times for those with cancer treatments continued to worsen in the second quarter of 2014 with only 83.5% of patients receiving treatment within the 62 days of urgent referral.

The King’s Fund’s chief economist John Appleby said: “While recent attention has focused on the problems faced by A&E units, performance against waiting time targets and other indicators has continued worsen. Taken together, the findings from this quarter’s report show that services are stretched to the limit.”

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