NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been nationally recognised as involving patients and the public in their work with an awarded ‘Good’ rating from NHS England.
The rating is prepared for annually as part of the national CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework (IAF), using the Patient and Community Engagement Indicator to assess how well a CCG has involved the public and demonstrated a commitment to supporting continuous improvement in public participation.
The 2018-19 rating has been awarded after scores were collated from five assessment criteria including equalities and health inequalities, feedback and evaluation, day-to-day practice, annual reporting and governance.
Phil Mettam, the CCG’s Accountable Officer said: “Receiving this rating of ‘good’ from NHS England is well deserved and really important to us, we continue to try and find meaningful and authentic ways of involving patients and local communities in our work. We want to do more of this with our partners in the year ahead so we can join up our approach to meet the different needs of local people.”
Some of the work has contributed to the ‘Good’ rating includes our work:
- to engage and involve rural communities;
- to address health inequalities;
- with local authorities, the voluntary sector, MPs and health trusts to improve health and wellbeing;
- with patients, service users and providers to coproduce clearer information and develop services;
- to develop regular opportunities for patients and service users to talk at CCG meetings which about their experiences of health and care services.
All details on the CCG’s engagement and involvement of patients, partners and other stakeholders is available on the CCG website: https://www.valeofyorkccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/
For more information on the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Improvement and Assessment Framework (IAF) visit: https://www.england.nhs.uk/participation/involvementguidance/ccg-iaf/