NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated as ‘Good’ under NHS England and NHS Improvement’s NHS Oversight Framework for 2019/20, which was published today.
All 135 CCGs in England are evaluated each year for leadership, financial performance, planning and patient and public involvement. The NHS Oversight Framework for 2019/20 has replaced what was the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework (IAF).
NHS England and NHS Improvement recognised that the CCG made a ‘well-deserved improved rating’ from last year, when the CCG had a rating of ‘Requires Improvement’. They went on to explain that this ‘reflects a key milestone in the progression of the headline rating over the past few years’.
Having recognised that this year has been particularly challenging, with the Covid-19 pandemic, they said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your teams for the work during 2019/20 and responding to the many challenges that you faced during the year to meet the health needs of your local population.”
NHS North Lincolnshire CCG’s Accountable Officer, Emma Latimer, said:
“I am delighted that this year the CCG has achieved an improved rating of ‘Good’. CCG staff, local health professionals, and our partners always strive to develop services and do the best for our population – and this improved rating is evidence of that dedication and collaborative work. I am personally very proud and grateful.
“I would also like to thank our CCG Board members for their outstanding support and setting the strategic direction that helped us to improve our rating so significantly.”
Chair, Dr Faisel Baig said:
“Considering the challenges we have all faced since the pandemic was announced earlier this year, I am so pleased that the CCG has achieved this improved rating. It is testament to the hard work and commitment of staff and our key partners, so thank you.”
Chief Operating Officer, Alex Seale said:
“The CCG has worked incredibly hard to improve the rating from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’, so this is a great achievement that we’re very proud of.”