Fylde Coast NHS commissioners rated ‘good’

For the third year running, both NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were have been rated ‘good’ in their annual assessment by NHS England.

Clinical commissioning groups are the NHS organisations which plan and buy health services including hospitals and GP surgeries for their local populations.

Dr Amanda Doyle OBE, chief clinical officer for the two CCGs, said: “We are very pleased to once again be rated as ‘good’ in our annual assessment by NHS England.

“This has been the most challenging year the NHS has faced in its 72-year history, and the pressures we have faced on the Fylde Coast have been extraordinary.

“Nevertheless we have continued to work hard as a partnership of NHS and local authority organisations across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, and more widely across the whole of Lancashire and South Cumbria, to make sure we meet these challenges and provide safe, high-quality services to the people living in our areas.

“It is testament to the staff at the CCGs, and across the wider system, that we continue to achieve a good rating in our assessment.”

To view the results in full, visit https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/regulation/ccg-assess/iaf/