NHS England has assessed NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation which plans and pays for our local healthcare, and awarded them an Outstanding rating in their 2017/2018 annual assessment. This is the highest possible rating by NHS England (NHSE), and Wolverhampton CCG is the only CCG to be awarded this rating in the West Midlands.
This is the third year that the CCG has been recognised by NHSE as outstanding. Only three CCGs have been rated as Outstanding for three years in a row. This puts Wolverhampton in the top 1% over that period.
This year there were 20 CCGs rated as Outstanding out of 207 CCGs across the country for 17/18.
Dr Helen Hibbs, Chief Officer of Wolverhampton CCG said today,
“I am so proud of all our staff and GP members, whose dedication and hard work has contributed to this rating. This is fantastic news and shows how we are working to make a real difference to the patients and public of Wolverhampton”.
The IAF rating noted the CCG as having demonstrated a strong, stable and robust leadership team, with capability across the wider Executive Team to allow for clear succession planning. The CCG also has very positive relationships with member practices, as demonstrated by its consistently improving survey results. An exemplar clinical focus in decision making and strategy was noted.
NHSE stated, “Wolverhampton CCG has demonstrated strong leadership, governance and timely response to significant quality issues”.