North Tyneside CCG rated outstanding

Thu 11th July 2019

NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is delighted to receive a rating of “outstanding” by NHS England in an annual review of the CCG’s performance for 2018/19.

The review is very important as it assesses how well the CCG has performed in key service and clinical areas, how well it has managed its finances and the quality of its leadership. The achievement of outstanding status, the highest possible rating, is a significant milestone as it means that residents in the borough are receiving some of the very best treatment outcomes in the country.

NHS England highlighted overall accountability and leadership as areas of particular strengths. The CCG was also praised for the work it has done in improving patient access to GP services and for the outstanding ratings for cancer, mental health, learning disabilities, dementia and diabetes services. Evidence of collaborative work with partners was also highlighted.

Dr Richard Scott, the CCG’s Clinical Chair, said:

“This is fantastic news and is testimony to everyone’s outstanding hard work, dedication and commitment for many years.  I would like to say a special thank you to all of our staff and GP practices across North Tyneside who should feel proud of their contribution that has made this all possible. This is fantastic news for CCG staff, our members practices, partners and, most importantly, the patients and public we serve.”

Mark Adams, Accountable Officer at North Tyneside CCG, said:

“Following a thorough inspection by NHS England, we are proud to have been awarded the rating of outstanding in the annual assessment of the CCG. We are one of only one of 24 CCGs out of 195 to have achieved this rating.

The CCG has worked extremely hard with partners in recent years to make improvements to services and to ensure that services are working as effectively and efficiently as possible. As a result of this work, the CCG is now able to invest in existing local services and develop new services.

The CCG is committed to ensuring that all areas are outstanding and will continue to work closely with our health and social care partners across North Tyneside to continually improve services for local people and to ensure that our health and care services are sustainable for future generations”.