Wolverhampton CCG rated Outstanding by NHS England for the fourth year running

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NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has received an Outstanding rating from NHS England in its 2018/19 annual assessment of clinical commissioning groups. This is the highest possible rating by NHS England (NHSE), and Wolverhampton is the only CCG to be awarded this rating in the West Midlands. 

This is the fourth consecutive year that the CCG has been recognised by NHSE as Outstanding. Only two other CCGs in the country have been rated as Outstanding for four years in a row. This puts Wolverhampton CCG in the top 1.5% of best performing CCGs nationally during this period.

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This year there were 24 CCGs rated as Outstanding out of 195 CCGs for 18/19.

Dr Helen Hibbs, Chief Officer of Wolverhampton CCG, said today:

“I am extremely proud that in challenging conditions the CCG has continued to deliver outstanding performance and has made a positive difference to healthcare for our population.

This is a strong reflection of the dedication of our staff and GP members, who work tirelessly to maintain our outstanding levels of performance for the people of Wolverhampton.”

The IAF rating recognised the CCG as having a strong leadership team, who actively promote and develop system wide relationships and encourage partner collaboration.

In a letter to the CCG, NHSE stated:

“Wolverhampton CCG has demonstrated strong leadership, governance and timely response to significant quality issues. We welcome the CCG taking a lead role in the Black Country STP which will enable sharing of its exemplar practices at a larger scale.”

To find out more about Wolverhampton CCG’s performance during 2018/19, you can view the Annual Report