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CCG out of special measures

NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been lifted out of special measures by NHS England after making significant improvements to its finances, governance and leadership.

Chief officer Melanie Craig will confirm the news during the CCG’s governing body meeting on Thursday (24 May). It comes after the CCG delivered all of the changes set out in an improvement plan it presented to NHS England after it was placed in special measures in September.

This included:
• Strengthening leadership by restructuring the executive team and developing the governing body.
• Improving financial management and contracting arrangements.
• Improving performance against targets for dementia care and improved access to psychological therapies (IAPT).
• Working more closely with partner organisations, such as Norfolk County Council, community healthcare providers and James Paget University NHS Foundation Trust.

Ms Craig said: “I was delighted to receive confirmation from NHS England of the removal of special measures for our CCG.

“We have delivered all the key changes set out in our improvement plan, while our governing body and our staff have worked hard to address all of the challenges we faced in 2017/18. I was particularly pleased to note that we have all been commended by NHS England for this work.

“Despite this significant improvement, we still face a number of challenging targets so will not be complacent. We will continue to maintain a robust focus on quality and on our current priorities of mental health, diabetes and primary care resilience, along with making sure people receive better support which is tailored to their individual wishes at the end of their lives.”

Thursday’s meeting takes place between 1.30pm and 5pm at the Kings Centre, 30 Queen Anne's Road, Great Yarmouth, NR31 OLE. Everyone is welcome to attend.


published on 22/05/2018

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