Our Year - Annual Report 2018/19

Our Annual Report and Accounts for 2018/19 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 sixth year and achievements in the local health and care system include:

  • A high tech approach to chronic wound care that is transforming the lives of local people 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.
  • A new model in North East Lincolnshire is enabling local care home residents to experience planned and timely discharges to make going back to their home from hospital as smooth as possible. All care homes in North East Lincolnshire have signed up to the Care Home Trusted Assessor model (CHTA) which was launched in April 2018.  
  • Mental Health provider NAViGO’s Performance Team was shortlisted for their ‘Safety in Sight’ project in the ‘Improving Care with Technology’ category of the prestigious HSJ Awards. The Safety in Sight project has already attracted £75k funding from the Health Foundation Innovating for Improvement Programme. It improves patient safety by helping Community mental health workers to manage/prioritise high caseloads and identifies those who are most at risk.
  • Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust received its latest CQC rating and Mark Webb, Chair of the CCG, said while there was still a long way to go, the overall rating of Requires Improvement showed the Trust was moving in the right direction.“ It is clear however, that marked improvements have been recognised,” said Mr Webb. “As commissioners, and on behalf of the community we serve, we will continue, in equal measure to both challenge and support the NLAG leadership team, as they drive for continued improvement. There is still a way to go but with the dedication of the hospital staff, often working in very challenging situations, we are confident this progress will continue.”
  • People registered with a North East Lincolnshire GP practice now have more flexibility when it comes to arranging their GP appointments thanks to the roll out of Extended Hours appointments. Local people can now routinely see a GP, or other healthcare professional, outside of normal working hours. This includes weekday evenings (6.30pm-8pm), Saturdays and Sundays. From October 1, local GP practices began working together to make it easier for people in North East Lincolnshire to get an appointment with a GP, practice nurse or healthcare assistant for a time that is more convenient for them.
  • £1.1 million of National Lottery funding helped launch Thrive.nel, a new way of supporting people living with long term health conditions. Led by the CCG, Thrive.nel is a Social Prescribing service, where doctors can refer patients to non-medical community based support. Thrive.nel operates alongside traditional medical treatments to maximise good health and reduce the impact of conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hypertension and Diabetes. Thrive.nel aims to connect people with local activities and services, and provide encouragement and support to make small lifestyle changes that could really make a difference. The new service is provided by local charity Centre4.
  • A new adult autism service commenced offering an autism diagnosis pathway for adults and support for people with autism, including high-functioning autism. It sees a partnership between two integrated Health & Social Care providers Care Plus Group (Learning Disability services provider) and Navigo (Mental Health services provider) to offer the best medical, psychological, and social care options. For people with more complex needs the service can enable other services to offer support – working closely with the community mental health team and community learning disabilities team.

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.

A summary version of the 2018-19 Annual Report is avaliable  by clicking the image below.

You can also download the full 2018-19 Annual Report and Accounts by clicking the image below


Annual Audit Letter year ending 31st March 2019.

You can read previous Annual Reports here.