Clinical commissioning groups are assessed annually in their performance by NHS England.
In 2017/18, for the second year running, both NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were rated ‘good’ in their annual assessment by NHS England.
Both were also rated ‘green’ – the best possible rating – for quality of leadership and finance, maintaining their ratings from last year’s assessment.
Clinical commissioning groups are the NHS organisations which plan and buy health services for their local populations. They receive a set amount of money from the Government each year to pay for services including hospitals and GP surgeries.
Fylde and Wyre CCG received particular praise for its work on clinical priority areas dementia, mental health and cancer, engagement and community involvement, while Blackpool CCG was commended for its relationship with the council and receiving an outstanding rating for dementia services.
Both were praised for the partnership work being undertaken across the Fylde Coast and beyond within both NHS, local authority and other organisations.
For more information about the CCGs’ assurance, click this link.