13 July 2018
NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) welcomes the publication of the results of their annual assessment that has given the CCG a rating of Good for 2017/18.
The CCG was previously rated as Inadequate in 2015/16 and put in special measures and directions by NHS England, then progressed to Requires Improvement in 2016/17. However, NHS England has recognised the hard work carried out by the CCG, which has led to further improvements in its leadership and financial management and gave an overall rating of Good.
Paul Maubach, Accountable Officer for NHS Walsall CCG said: “Over these last two years our team has worked incredibly hard to rectify this position. We’ve had to take some difficult decisions, significantly reorganise how we do things, as well as make some very important changes for the benefit of our patients.
“However, this is not just a reflection of the work of our staff here in the CCG, it is also a testament to the partnership working, positive relationships and system improvements that we are all working on together here in Walsall.”
Dr Anand Rischie, Chair of NHS Walsall CCG added: “We are delighted to have achieved the overall rating of good and I would like to thank all the other local organisations we have worked closely with over this past year for their help and support.
“The joint working that we have seen, as well as our collective endeavors focused around improving the health and wellbeing of our population are striking. And we look forward to continuing to strengthen that partnership for Walsall as we develop Walsall Together, as the core of sustainable and high quality Health and Care across the borough.”
The CCG annual assessment for 2017/18 provides each CCG with an assessment against the indicators in the CCG improvement and assessment framework (CCG IAF).
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