NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated as ‘outstanding’ for the second year in a row.
NHS North Tyneside CCG is responsible for planning and buying healthcare services on behalf of a population of over 222,000 people and was rated as ‘outstanding’ by NHS England (NHSE).
The CCG is assessed annually by NHSE against a national set of standards known as the Oversight Framework. The framework looks at areas such as how well a CCG has managed their finances, the quality of their leadership and the delivery of a wide range of services.
Dr Richard Scott, the CCG’s Clinical Chair, said:
“As we write, the country still remains in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to say that our thoughts are with all of our residents, especially those who have lost loved ones to the virus. We would like to say a special thank you to all of the care givers and our NHS staff who are working to provide care during these difficult times.”
“North Tyneside CCG has received its rating as outstanding for the second year running. This is fantastic and testimony to everyone’s outstanding hard work, dedication and commitment for many years. I would like to congratulate every person within North Tyneside CCG, our GP members, partners and beyond who have made this possible.
The continued achievement of outstanding status, the highest possible rating, is a significant achievement as it means that residents of North Tyneside continue to receive some of the very best care in the country.”
Mark Adams, Accountable Officer at North Tyneside CCG, said:
“Following a thorough assessment by NHSE, we are proud to have been awarded the rating of outstanding in the annual assessment of the CCG. We are one of only 22 CCGs out of 191 across the country to have achieved this top rating for 2019/20.
“North Tyneside CCG has now retained outstanding for two years in a row, which only 19 out of 191 CCGs have achieved. This means that we are one of only 10% of CCGs nationally that have achieved outstanding for two years in a row.
“We are fortunate that we work with so many excellent partner organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors, and that together with local people we work to continuously improve services. This system wide working is pivotal to ensure that we have sustainable services that work in partnership to improve the health outcomes of our residents.
“The CCG will continue to do all that we can to ensure that the people of North Tyneside have access to the best possible health services when and where they need them.”