Walsall CCG rated ‘good’ in NHS England annual assessment

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Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has achieved a ‘good’ rating following an annual assessment from NHS England.

The CCG is one of three across the Black Country and West Birmingham who have received this rating.

NHS England published the 2018/19 annual assurance for all Clinical Commissioning Groups in England earlier today.

Walsall CCG was recognised for its strengthened leadership and governance during 2018/19. The CCG was also praised for improving quality and safety across the local health and care system.

Paul Maubach, Accountable Officer for Walsall CCG said, “This rating is a real testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, local practices and the wider health and care community, who work tirelessly to improve outcomes for local patients.”

Under NHS England’s ‘Improvement and Assessment’ framework, all Clinical Commissioning Groups are assessed and given a rating according to whether they are a well-led organisation, on their financial performance, delegated functions, performance and planning.

The results of the assessment are published online for patients to see how their local health leaders are performing in the most important areas, which include cancer, dementia, diabetes, mental health, learning disabilities and maternity care. The assurance framework also reports on joint working across the Black Country and West Birmingham Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

The annual assessment report can be viewed online