Our Year - Annual Report 2020-21
Our Annual Report and Accounts for 2020/2021 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 year our Annual Report and Accounts was prepared as North East Lincolnshire took its first steps out of the UK’s third Lockdown. Against this challenging backdrop, the CCG has again been rated “Good” by NHS England. However, we know there are areas where our local health and care system needs to make improvements in both the short and long terms and we must drive these positive changes forward.
We are extremely proud of the health and care staff and volunteers who have enthusiastically risen to the challenge of rolling out the COVID vaccines in North East Lincolnshire.
North East Lincolnshire CCG 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.
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, some local health services had to be suspended to reduce footfall in clinical settings and risky face-to-face contact. Working with our partners as a whole system meant we could identify and take action to prevent harm from unintended consequences as much as possible.
Areas that worked well included:
- rapid rollout of digital solutions to support the delivery of essential services via remote working in the majority of cases, which helped to limit spread of the virus.
- working as an integrated system and embracing a digital 1st approach meant we were able to quickly implement innovative solutions to problems which could normally take years to fix.
- reducing the risk to people living in care home or receiving support at home by supporting providers through access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), testing symptomatic patients in homes and people returning to a home after a stay in hospital, providing digital solutions to support remote GP consultations, moving staff from other organisations to tackle shortages due to staff self-isolating and system wide support on hand to help care homes with any other emerging issues.
- a collective response to sourcing PPE such as face masks, goggles, gloves and aprons and distributing across the health and care providers as needed to ensure no one ran out.
- early recognition of the mental health impact of COVID19 on staff and the wider population which led to the establishment of an 24/7 all-age mental health support line, which can be accessed by all.
- system planning in relation to staffing and an agreement as to where staff would be deployed should the pandemic impact significantly locally.
- agreement to quickly bring online extra community capacity in partnership across the CCG, Council and Care Plus Group, and the other partners to support step down from hospital, and step up from community, including support to care homes, where needed.
Use this link to download the full 2020-2021 Annual Report and Accounts.
Use this link to read the Annual Audit Letter for 2020-2021.
Visit the webpage where you can find Annual Reports from previous years as well as Annual Audit Letters.