In this section you can read NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s latest action plans. Click on the headings below to find out more.
The CCG Strategy 2019 – 2024 was approved at the Governing Body on 11th April 2019 and quality is a key enabler of the CCG Strategy.
This Quality Strategy was developed through interactive workshops with members of the CCG Quality Performance and Finance Committee, the Governing Body and Delivery Programme Leads. Feedback provided through these workshops has been used to develop this strategy.
This strategy sets out our vision, objectives and outcomes for quality in the CCG. The CCG has identified a vision for quality that is The Quality of all services that are commissioned for the people of North Lincolnshire are outstanding or good.
It outlines our responsibilities, describing what we mean by the term quality and how we will assure ourselves that people within the population we serve receive high quality care.
The CCG has a statutory duty to commission high quality care for the local population which includes the scrutiny of all providers, in addition assurance is required by the Governing Body that the continuous improvement in quality of care is being achieved in our commissioned and co-commissioned services.
We cannot do this in isolation and our Quality Assurance Framework sets out how we are mobilising and using our resources to meet our responsibilities and supports delivery of this strategy.
This Quality Assurance Framework will define the CCG’s approach to meeting its objectives in relation to quality and will support CCG staff in exercising their duty of care to the population of north Lincolnshire.
The aim of this framework is to facilitate delivery of the NLCCG Quality Strategy and it will identify and monitor key areas of service redesign in order to give assurance that benefits are realised for North Lincolnshire patients.
The CCG’s approach to quality development and assurance is based on the principles of the NHS Outcomes Framework which identifies that patient safety; experience and effectiveness are key drivers in reviewing and improving care, and the CCG has a duty to ensure that these key aspects of good quality are integrated into all of its activities.
North and North East Lincolnshire Local Digital Roadmap
The North and North East Lincolnshire Local Digital Roadmap (LDR) is the local plan for introducing shared electronic records to the NHS locally. The LDR, details the ambition of operating paper-free at the point of care by 2020 and sets out how this will be achieved.
The Digital Roadmap has been informed by the emerging priorities and vision identified in the Humber, Coast and Vale, Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), and describes digital technology as a tool to provide support for local clinical priorities and service innovation, and address the three national priorities to close the gaps between, care and quality, finance and efficiency and heallth and wellbeing.
Digital technology has a significant role to play in sustainability and transformation, including delivering primary care at scale, securing seven day services, enabling new care models and transforming care in line with clinical priorities.
The North & North East Lincolnshire LDR covers the South of the Humber region and there are 3 Local Digital Roadmaps within the STP:
- North & North East Lincolnshire
- North Humber – Hull CCG, East Riding of Yorkshire CCG
- North Yorkshire – Vale of York CCG, Scarborough and Ryedale CCG
The priorities for the North and North East Lincolnshire Digital Roadmap were determined by the results of a Digital Maturity Self Assessment undertaken by NHS Secondary and community care providers.
The LDR vision has five key themes
- Integration and interoperability of “paper-free” systems across health and social care to enable real time accessibility of care records and information at the point of care, informed decision making and the operation of an integrated accountable care system.
- Digital access for patients, third sector and the public to care data, advice and information that will support greater self-care, prevention and community support.
- Data sharing to support data analytics, population health & wellbeing management and effective strategic/individual care commissioning.
- Maximum efficiency in back office and service delivery working practices including agile/mobile working, avoidance of duplication, and reduction in non-productive activities.
- Effective enablers, including digital literacy of individuals, and the leadership and resourcing of programme and project delivery.
For further information read the full North and North East Lincolnshire Local Digital Roadmap.
The 2019 Refreshed North Lincolnshire Children and Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Transformation Plan describes our priorities and associated changes we intend to make in order to improve the lives and outcomes for our local children and young people.
Young people told us that the full plan was too long and not appealing to them. this summary version of the plan was recently developed by young people themselves.
The impetus to engender a culture of change, influenced by the Future in Mind agenda, remains a key priority for our area and the desire to work together in an innovative and transparent way, led by what our local children and young people tell us, is as always our guide.
Cover picture designed by 8-year-old Georgie
Recognising the challenges we face locally, regionally and nationally we have embraced this opportunity to reflect on our progress to date, being transparent and pragmatic regarding the areas we need to improve and develop, the areas in which our progress might not have been as we would have expected, but most importantly celebrating our successes. We have taken the learning not only from the areas for development, but also from our successes in order to reflect on what this tells us about the kinds of services and experiences our local children and younger people aspire to.
This refreshed Children and Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Transformation Plan details our successes to date against the priorities originally described in the inaugural plan and our revised priorities which have been influenced by our learning and reflective practice thus far. We acknowledge that this remains an organic document which has, can and will change to reflect the ever changing health and social care landscape and the lived experiences of our local children and young people.
Dr Faisel Baig
Governing Body GP Member & Clinical Lead for Mental Health, NHS North Lincolnshire CCG
When a child dies, in any circumstances, it is important for parents, families and professionals involved in the child’s care to understand what has happened and whether there are any lessons to be learned.
The responsibility for ensuring child death reviews are carried out is held by ‘child death review partners’, who are defined as the local authority and any clinical commissioning groups operating in the local authority area.
The Child death review partners must make arrangements to review all deaths of children normally resident in the local area and, if they consider it appropriate, for any non-resident child who has died in their area. The purpose of a review and/or analysis is to identify any matters relating to the death, or deaths, that are relevant to the welfare of children in the area or to public health and safety, and to consider whether any action should be taken to prevent further deaths.
New arrangements for the review of all child deaths are being introduced by end of September 2019. You can view the full plan here.
Child death review partners for two or more local authority areas may combine and agree that their areas be treated as a single area for the purpose of undertaking child death reviews. North Lincolnshire CCG and North Lincolnshire Council have agreed to work with North East Lincolnshire CCG and Council to collective review child deaths in both local areas via Northern Lincolnshire Child Death Review arrangements. In addition, the Northern Lincolnshire arrangements will also contribute to learning on a wider footprint through a collaborative approach with East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North Yorkshire and York Child Death Review arrangements.