NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated as ‘Good’ by NHS England in it’s annual assessment of CCGs for the year 2016/17.

This result is one of four that are given to CCGs nationwide, ranging from inadequate, requires improvement, good and outstanding.  The overall ratings are derived from performance in key areas including an assessment of CCG leadership, performance and financial management.

Making up the overall rating of ‘Good’, the end of year finance rating for the CCG was green, as was the quality of CCG leadership.  Areas where NHS Bury CCG’s performance was within the best in the country (top quartile) included: access to GP services including 7 day access; dementia diagnosis rates and post diagnostic support; choices in maternity services; learning disability annual health checks; mental health services and personal health budgets.

As part of the annual assessment process additional assessments have been undertaken by three independent clinical panels for each of the clinical priority areas outlined in the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework, these are cancer, mental health and dementia.  The assessment for NHS Bury CCG in respect of the three clinical priority areas were:

Clinical priority area and Headline rating 2016/17

  • Cancer  – Good
  • Mental health – Good
  • Dementia  – Outstanding

Stuart North, Chief Officer for NHS Bury CCG said:  “Our priority is to ensure that local people have access to high quality, responsive services that are designed around their needs.  Whilst performance in some areas remained a challenge last year, our ‘Good’ annual assessment rating demonstrates our ability to find solutions in challenging situations.  This acknowledgement is a credit to all colleagues working within the health and social care economy in Bury.   Whilst we are pleased with our Good rating, we are not complacent and there is always more to do.  We will continue to actively work with our partners and providers of services locally to plan and improve in the future.”

Pat Jones-Greenhalgh, Interim Chief Executive of Bury Council and the National Directors of Adult Social Services Lead for Dementia added: “Bury’s outstanding assessment for dementia by an independent clinical panel is really great news for Bury.  In Bury we are committed to delivering first class care and support to people living with dementia and their families.  The ‘outstanding’ assessment of these services is a credit to all teams working hard in Bury to provide innovative and high quality care now and in the future to ensure that people living with dementia and their carers have a good quality of life.”

The full NHS England national assessment can be found here

Ends

Date: 25th July 2017

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