NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group maintains ‘good’ rating

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NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning has maintained a ‘good’ rating in NHS England’s end of year annual assessment for 2018/19.

Professor Nick Harding, Chair of the CCG, says this is a great achievement for the CCG against a backdrop of change.

Prof Harding says: “To maintain a good rating with such change underway is a testament to the hard work of staff at the CCG. We’ve just been through the boundary consultation, and the creation of 15 Primary Care Networks. It can be easy to let the day to day tasks slip when such change is taking place, but this has never been the case for the CCG.

 “The year ahead will bring more change and we will maintain our focus on reducing health inequalities and improving health outcomes for all, while ensuring a sustainable health service.”

NHS England has a statutory duty to undertake an assessment of CCGs on an annual basis. This has been done under the auspices of the Improvement and Assessment Framework (IAF), with the overall assessment derived from CCGs’ performance against the IAF indicators, including an assessment of CCG leadership and financial management.

Each CCG has received an overall assessment that places their performance in one of four categories: outstanding, good, requires improvement, or inadequate.

To see the full table of results visit https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ccg-annual-assessment-report-2018-19.pdf