Our Year - Annual Report 2017/18

Our Annual Report and Accounts for 2017/18 sets out what the CCG has achieved in the past 12 months against the plans we have in place to improve the advice, support and care services that help our local communities have a good quality of life, recover from periods of ill health as close to home as possible, make healthier choices and remain active, engaged and independent for as long as they can. We also want to support local communities to do more for themselves and for each other

This is the CCG’s fifth year and achievements include:

  • Eye patients in North East Lincolnshire benefitted from an extra service to help reduce waiting times for diagnosis and treatment.The CCG commissioned specialist eye health providers Newmedica to offer a range of treatments from the Cromwell Road Primary Health Centre to support existing services provided by Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust and St Hugh’s Hospital.
  • Virgin Care launched an improved skin service for North and North East Lincolnshire. This service is provided for the local population and paid for by the NHS.
  • The CCG and North East Lincolnshire Council announced they were taking another step closer to fully joined up health and social care for our communities with the appointment of a Joint Chief Executive. Rob Walsh now heads up a  leadership team which will service both statutory organisations and strengthen their ability to deliver the best possible outcomes for the community they serve
  • Independent inspectors, Ofsted, awarded North East Lincolnshire Council’s Children’s Social Care Service a “good” rating in the latest inspection.The Council is one of only four other councils in the country with the highest levels of deprivation in their population to be judged Good – a significant achievement.
  • Diabetes care was rated Outstanding by NHS England with the CCG among the best in the country.This is the latest positive assessment in a number of key clinical priority areas. The CCG has also been rated as outstanding for dementia services and good for mental health.
  • The CCG also received a green star (the highest rating) for the way it involves patients and members of the local community in planning services.
  • A high tech approach to chronic wound care that is transforming the lives of local people has won a national award. Access to technology means difficult to treat or slow healing wounds can now be expertly assessed remotely and a treatment plan put together that can be carried out by the patient’s own practice nurse. Speeding up recovery time has also reduced costs in both nursing time and dressings, and as a result, the pilot secured the national Cost Effective Wound Management Award

North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is a unique organisation that commissions both health and adult social care services. The CCG is led by local GPs and works with its partners at the council and the organisations that provide health and care services in North East Lincolnshire.

Most importantly, the CCG is shaped by local residents and actively ask for the opinions and experiences of people who use health and care services.

You can download the full Annual Report and Accounts by clicking here.

A summary version of the Annual Report is available by clicking here.

If you want to find out more about the Annual Report and the work of the CCG, why not come along to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 13th.  More details will be available soon by visiting www.northeastlincolnshireccg.nhs.uk/what-we-do/our-meetings/