Health commissioners responsible for buying NHS services for the people of West Leicestershire have officially been recognised as “outstanding”.
NHS England, the national regulator, has published annual assurance ratings for all Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the country. West Leicestershire CCG is one of a minority of CCGs in the country to have received the highest possible rating.
The CCG was praised by NHS England for:
• Achieving its financial targets in 2016/17
• Consistently demonstrating robust governance
• Leading the local Better Care Together, Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, highlighting positive engagement across partners
• Having robust mechanisms in place to review, report and assure quality
• Strong evidence of public and GP engagement
• Strong performance in relation to dementia diagnosis rates.
Professor Mayur Lakhani, CBE FRCGP, Chair of West Leicestershire CCG and a local GP, said: “We’re very proud to have been recognised as “outstanding”, which is a reflection of the hard work of our staff, GPs and partners.
“We’re all committed to making a difference for our patients and are pleased that all the CCGs, in the Better Care Together Partnership, have been recognised nationally as performing well.
“The past 12 months have been a challenging time throughout the NHS, and we know that there is still more work for us to do. We are committed to working with local clinicians and partners to build upon this strong foundation, in particular improving access to services for patients, managing demand for urgent and emergency care and supporting closer working between health and social care.
Stakeholders and members of the public will have the opportunity to find out more about the work we have been undertaking over the last year at our Annual General Meeting on Monday 11 September. We would encourage anyone who is keen to find out more about the operations of the CCG to join us then.”