NHS North Tyneside CCG has overall responsibility for the development and planning most healthcare services for the borough, covering a population of 222,000 (based on the 2020 NHS England allocations). All 25 GP practices in North Tyneside are members of the CCG, supported by healthcare professionals and managers. The practices are close to patients and are well placed to develop local health services to ensure that they deliver high quality services which meet the needs of the people of North Tyneside.
We strive to find and implement new ways of working which will mean that care will
be closer to home and people will only be in hospital when it is really needed. Our
strategic priorities are:
• Keeping healthy, self-care
• Caring for people locally
• Hospital when it is appropriate
This is the second Annual report we have written whilst the country is in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Governing Body, members and staff of the CCG would like to say that our thoughts are with all of our residents, especially those who have lost loved ones to the virus. Our best wishes and appreciation also go to all key workers, including care givers and our NHS Staff, who continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the essential needs of our residents and patients are met during this pandemic. Whilst COVID-19 continued to draw our focus during 2020/21, there are many achievements during the year which can be celebrated.