Wolverhampton CCG, one of only four CCG’s nationally, to keep its ‘outstanding’ rating from NHS England

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We are delighted to announce that NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is one of only four CCG’s in the county to be awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating two years in a row.

The organisation which plans and pays for your local healthcare in Wolverhampton has been awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating by NHS England for 2016/17. Out of 209 CCG’s in the country, only four have received this top status in both 2015/16 and 2016/17.

The CCG was recognised for continued strong leadership, working in partnership, high staff satisfaction, innovation and forward thinking. As well as its commitment to patient and public engagement for which the CCG has become a national exemplar.  

Dr Helen Hibbs, Chief Officer of NHS Wolverhampton CCG said: “We are absolutely thrilled that our work has been recognised by NHS England for the second year in a row. We are always looking to build on our achievements year on year as it is only through making further improvements that we can make a difference to the health and care services for the people of Wolverhampton. Our key focus is now to work with our partners and GP practices to improve the availability of high quality services in all areas.’

‘Overall, we would like to congratulate NHS Wolverhampton CCG on maintaining exemplar standards of leadership, governance, innovative commissioning and delivery of care in 2016/17.’ Alison Tongue, Director of Commissioning Operations, NHS England, Midlands and East.

The rating is scored by a scheme which has been developed with input from commissioners, patient groups and charities.