CCG achieves ‘Outstanding’ rating for second year in a row

Staff at the NHS organisation which manages Doncaster’s multi-million-pounds NHS budget are celebrating getting an outstanding end of year report from their bosses – for the second year on the trot.

NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is one of just 20 CCGs in the country to be awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating for 2017/18 by NHS England, which heads up the National Health Service in England.

CCG staff celebrating at their Sovereign House HQ

Each CCG is annually given an overall assessment that places their performance in one of four categories: outstanding, good, requires improvement, or inadequate.

NHS England assessed the CCG against a number of benchmarks, including financial management and leadership, and awarded the top rating for the second consecutive year. It’s one of just 11 of the more than 200 CCGs in the country to achieve that feat this year.

Jackie Pederson, the CCG’s Chief Officer, said: “This is an excellent tribute to the work of our staff, who are responsible organising and paying for the NHS services that around 315,000 Doncaster patients use, from prescriptions to cancer treatment and much more.

“NHS England is pleased with the way we managed the organisation achieving all our legal requirements at year end. In addition, they recognise that the collaborative work we have been taking forward with Doncaster Council to join up local health and social care services better is seen as good practice and set to bring about key improvements for Doncaster people.”

CCG Chair Dr David Crichton added: “We’re not complacent, though, we acknowledge that we still have a lot more to achieve but this rating tells us we’re heading in the right direction.”

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