Our Year - Annual Report 2015/16

Our Annual Report and Accounts for 2015/16  sets out what the CCG has achieved in the past 12 months against the plans we have put in place to improve the advice, support and care services that will help local people 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 has been another year where all NHS and Adult Social Care organisations have had to work hard to make considerable savings while planning for the future and delivering better care than ever before.

The CCG saved £3.81m (health) and £5.9m (social care) while still designing innovative, quality services.

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

  • The launch of the Single Point of Access (SPA).This a single number to call for all adult health, mental health, wellbeing and social care queries. It is also the number to call if a patient thinks they may need to see a GP out of normal surgery hours.
  • The opening of a new apartment building designed and built to help elderly people keep their cherished independence and their own front door. The 60 bedded Extra Care Housing Scheme in the East Marsh area of Grimsby officially opened in September.
  • Our area earned recognition from NHS England for its rates of diagnosis and screening for some cancers and the aftercare available to help people get on with their lives after treatment.
  • The opening of the Assisted Living Centre at Diana, Princess of Wales hospital. The centre provides advice and information for people who need equipment and support at home to maintain their independence.
  • The CCG was named Small Employer of the Year at the national Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) awards that recognise the achievements of organisations in challenging discrimination and working inclusively. We were also highly commended for Inclusive Procurement (the way we purchase services and goods from other organisations) and the way we organise flexible and agile working for our teams.
  • The CCG joined forces with five other CCGs and three local authorities in Greater Lincolnshire to roll out the world’s first nationwide Diabetes Prevention Programme which will support people at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes to change their lifestyle and avoid the disease

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 report by clicking here.