CCG rated outstanding…again!

CCG rated outstanding…again!

East and North Hertfordshire CCG, the organisation which plans, pays for and monitors health services for local people is celebrating being rated ‘outstanding’.

In the latest national assessments for 2017/18, published today by NHS England, the CCG was awarded the top rating for the second year in a row, one of only 13 CCGs across the country to achieve this.

NHS England praised the CCG for supporting people with the right care in their own homes and communities, reducing the need for patients to be admitted to hospital. The CCG was also commended for the way it works with partner organisations and local patient groups.  

Dr Hari Pathmanathan, Chair of East and North Hertfordshire CCG said: “I am delighted that the hard work of our staff and local GPs has once again been recognised. Behind the outstanding rating there is a team of people who are dedicated to making sure our patients have access to great quality care and who continually strive to make things better. 

“We are immensely proud of the work we, and our partners in hospital and community services, have done over the past year to save the lives of more people experiencing a stroke and to provide easier access to mental health support for those who need it. We’ve also invested in additional GP appointments in the evenings and weekends and improved our NHS 111 service to allow patients to get help from a wider range of clinicians, saving time and worry.”   

Beverley Flowers, Chief Executive of East and North Hertfordshire CCG said: “Our focus now is to support our hospitals to improve their urgent and emergency care services ahead of what is expected to be another busy winter, and to work with clinicians to speed up treatment for cancer patients.    

“Just last week we celebrated the NHS turning 70 years old. Reaching a milestone like this is a chance to reflect on the many achievements of the health service and to think ahead to how we can work together to help people live long, healthy lives. I would like to thank our clinicians, staff, partners and the public who continue to give their time and help us to shape the services we commission.”

If you live in east and north Hertfordshire and would like to help shape your local health services, please visit www.enhertsccg.nhs.uk/get-involved    

20 CCGs across the country were rated as ‘Outstanding’. The full results can be seen here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/ccg-annual-assessment-2017-18/