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CCGs performance ratings set to be viewed by patients online


2 April 2016

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Patients will be able to see how commissioners are performing on six key areas as part of a new scheme announced by NHS England.

Online ratings will be published from June to show how clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are doing in providing services for cancer, dementia, diabetes, mental health, learning disabilities and maternity care.

The ratings are part of the new Improvement and Assessment Framework for CCGs.

They will be verified by independent panels headed by experts on the field.

Patients will be able to see how commissioners are performing on six key areas as part of a new scheme announced by NHS England.

Online ratings will be published from June to show how clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are doing in providing services for cancer, dementia, diabetes, mental health, learning disabilities and maternity care.

The ratings are part of the new Improvement and Assessment Framework for CCGs.

They will be verified by independent panels headed by experts on the field.

They include Paul Farmer, the chief executive of Mind, will chair the mental health panel, Jeremy Hughes, the chief executive of the Alzheimer’s Society who will chair the dementia panel, Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation

and Gavin Harding, learning disability advisor, NHS England who will co-chair the learning disability panel.

Sir Harpal Kumar, who is chief executive of Cancer Research UK has been appointed to head the cancer panel, with Chris Askew, the chief executive of Diabetes UK chairing the diabetes appeal and Baroness Julia Cumberlege, chair of National Maternity Review heading the maternity services panel.

Annual assessment of CCGs will start in June next year and will include extra information from the new Sustainability and Transformation plans.

It said: “The annual assessment will take into account how well CCGs, as individual organisations, have played into their local systems, and they will not be adversely assessed if their efforts are not initially reflected in the indicators. Over time CCGs’ input as local systems leaders would be expected to contribute to measurable improvement.”

CCGs will also be rated on 57 indicators in 29 other areas, including their models of care, efficiency and their management of conflicts of interest.

The areas are:

–      Smoking.

–      Child obesity.

–      Diabetes.

–      Falls.

–      Personalisation and choice.

–      Health inequalities.

–      Anti-microbial resistance.

–      Carers.

–      Care ratings.

–      Cancer.

–      Learning disability.

–      Cancer.

–      Maternity.

–      Dementia.

–      Urgent and emergency care.

–      Primary medical care.

–      Elective access.

–      Seven-day services.

–      NHS Continuing Healthcare.

–      Financial sustainability.

–      Allocative efficiency.

–      New models of care.

–      Paper free at the point of care.

–      Estates strategy.

–      Sustainability and transformation plan.

–      Probity and corporate governance.

–      Workforce engagement.

–      CCGs’ local relationships.

–      Quality of leadership.

NHS England said the framework will serve as a focal point for joint work with CCGs.

It was drawn up using input from clinical commissioners, CCGs, patient groups and charities.

Click here to view the framework.

 

 

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