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Publication of 2019-20 CCG assessment ratings

NHS England / Improvement has this week published annual assessment ratings for all NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England.

As in previous years, the CCG annual assessment for 2019-20 provides each CCG with a headline assessment against the indicators in the NHS Oversight Framework.

On April 1st 2020, Cheshire’s four legacy CCGs – NHS Eastern Cheshire, NHS South Cheshire, NHS Vale Royal and NHS West Cheshire – came together as NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

The 2019-20 ratings for Cheshire’s four legacy CCGs are:

  • Eastern Cheshire – Good
  • South Cheshire – Requires Improvement
  • Vale Royal – Requires Improvement
  • West Cheshire – Requires Improvement

Importantly, all four legacy CCGs received a “Good” rating for quality of leadership.

NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Clinical Chair, Dr Andrew Wilson, said: “We note the findings of the 2019-20 CCG assessment and recognise the importance of external scrutiny to ensure our work to improve healthcare for the people of Cheshire is as effective as possible. We remain proud of the good work achieved by the legacy CCGs to support local people.”

NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Accountable Officer, Clare Watson, added: “We accept the ratings for Cheshire’s four legacy CCGs and will ensure that this learning continues to guide us in our work as NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

“We came together on April 1st 2020 on the back of strong support from both GP members and members of the public. Working together as Cheshire gives us a more powerful voice to champion the needs of local people at regional and national level and signals our commitment to ensuring that the people of Cheshire are able to access consistently good care – wherever they live.”