HEALTH services in Rotherham are in excellent hands after the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was rated as ‘outstanding’ by NHS England.
NHS Rotherham CCG, the clinically-led group responsible for making sure that the patients have the healthcare services they need at the right time, received the rating in the annual performance assessment published today (Friday 21st July).
For the first time this year every CCG across the country has been rated using the ‘Ofsted’ style rating system, with CCG’s falling into one of four categories (inadequate, requires improvement, good, outstanding). The Improvement and Assessment Framework for Clinical Commissioning Groups includes ratings to show patients how their local health service is performing in number of important areas.
The CCG has been recognised for making significant progress, with the assessment highlighting the very strong financial planning and leadership as well the robust forward planning of health services over the last year.
Chris Edwards, Chief Officer, NHS Rotherham CCG said: “We are delighted to be rated as outstanding. It is a truly excellent outcome, which reinforces the significant progress we have made as an organisation and wider health community. This national endorsement demonstrates the confidence that people can have in local health services.
The dedication that our staff and GP members demonstrate is our major strength and we continue to harness their talents to enable us to make the right commissioning decisions for the people of Rotherham.
“We are a forward thinking organisation that has delivered on key health priorities throughout the year, however we recognise that there are areas where we can make further improvements. We now need to continue our outstanding work with partners across Rotherham to continue to improve the already high quality services for patients that we all care so passionately about.”
The Improvement Assessment Framework ratings for 2016/17 can be viewed on https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/ccg-assess/