2016/17 CCG annual assessments
Today, Friday 21 July 2017, NHS England has released the Clinical Commissioning Group's headline assessment rating for 2016/17. The final headline rating for 2016/17 for NHS Lambeth CCG is Good.
We are pleased to have retained our 'good' assessment overall at a time where increasing demands from a growing and ageing population are being met alongside the need to drive transformation. Ongoing challenges within urgent and elective care have also been recognised, and we have been commended for having the capacity and capability to deliver for Lambeth patients and for making progress in many areas.
We would like to thank everyone for their hard work and commitment leading to this assessment. It is only through working together that we have achieved this rating. We would also want to thank everyone for their work on engagement for which we received a commendation.
The CCG annual assessment for 2016/17 provides each CCG with a headline assessment against the indicators in the CCG improvement and assessment framework (CCG IAF). The CCG IAF aligns key objectives and priorities as part of NHS England's aim to deliver the Five Year Forward View. The headline assessment has been confirmed by NHS England's Commissioning Committee.
In addition to our headline rating of Good, NHS England have also released the IAF independent clinical panel assessments for NHS Lambeth CCG in respect of cancer, mental health and dementia.
NHS Lambeth CCG has retained its 'outstanding' assessment rating for dementia care in 2016/17 delivering the dementia standard across the entire year.
2. Mental health
NHS England has commended NHS Lambeth CCG for our progressive innovative approach to commissioning adult mental health services. We have received an assessment rating that 'requires improvement' due to some indicators not performing as well as we would like, and we will continue to work with partners to support improvements in the areas highlighted and to provide high quality services.
We have received an assessment rating of 'requires improvement' due to the cancer 62 day wait target being met in only two quarters of 2016/17. We are continuing to drive important improvement in this area, working with Guy's and St Thomas's and partners from across south east London.
Further details on the assessment for all CCGs are available on NHS England's website at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/ccg-annual-assessment-201617/