NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated as ‘good’ by health service regulators.
NHS England has a duty to undertake an assessment of CCGs each year, which it does using the Improvement and Assessment Framework (IAF). CCGs are assessed on areas such as leadership capability and financial management, as well as performance against national standards and the health and wellbeing of local people.
Each CCG receives an overall assessment that places their performance in one of four categories: outstanding, good, requires improvement, or inadequate. For 2016/17 and 2017/18 NHS Liverpool CCG was rated ‘requires improvement’.
Chair of NHS Liverpool CCG, Dr Fiona Lemmens, said: “We’re really pleased that our hard work over the past two years has been recognised in our latest IAF rating.
“As a CCG we have put a real focus on reviewing and improving our governance, including strengthening our Governing Body with the appointment of additional lay members, as well as maintaining financial stability.
“However our rating is not just about us as an organisation, it also reflects the work taking place across the wider health and care system to tackle the issues we face as a city and provide the highest quality care for local people.
“It is by working together that we will start to address some of our challenges, including meeting national standards for A&E waiting times and referrals for treatment, improving mental health, and better supporting children with special educational needs and disability.
“Last year we published a single plan for health and care – One Liverpool – setting out our vision for improving local services through greater collaboration, and we will continue this drive to break down barriers between organisations to deliver real benefits for our population.”
The latest IAF results for all CCGs, and more information against each of the measures assessed, are available on the MyNHS section of the NHS Choices website: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/Performance/Search.