NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation responsible for planning and buying healthcare and health services, presented its 2013/14 annual report and annual accounts at a public meeting on 22 July 2014. Over 30 people attended to help North Tyneside CCG celebrate the key achievements in its first year.
These achievements included work to improve end of life care services in the borough, the ‘keep calm and look after yourself’ campaign which was developed by the CCG’s patient forum and improving care for older people, through working closely with key partners in the Local Authority, all the local NHS Foundation Trusts and, most importantly, listening to patients and their families.
Dr Lesley Young-Murphy, Executive Director Nursing and Transformation, said that it was good to take the time to reflect on what had been achieved in the CCG’s first year. “I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has contributed to all these successes, we really couldn’t work so effectively without the help from members of the public and our partners.”
Dr John Matthews, local GP and Clinical Chair of the CCG added “It was really good seeing so many people here today. Public and patient engagement is a really important to us as we want to continue to improve in the future. As more people get involved we are able to ensure that we make the right improvements in healthcare and health services for the people of North Tyneside.”
For further information on some of the successes for North Tyneside CCG over the past year, please view our annual report.