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NHS Vale of York CCG – satisfaction all round

NHS England has today announced that NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has successfully satisfied all the requirements of its authorisation process and has achieved full authorisation.

This means that the organisation; which is led by local GPs and commissions the healthcare services for around 333,000 people in the Vale of York area, has fulfilled all the necessary criteria, increasing its powers in commissioning local healthcare.

Commenting on the announcement Chief Operating Officer Rachel Potts said:
“We have come a very long way in such a short time and the announcement that we are fully authorised is testament to the hard work of our staff.”

“We are a young organisation, but we are developing fast and have big plans for the future. In the first few months as a CCG, it was important that our energy and focus concentrated on having the best systems in place so we were resilient and worked as effectively and efficiently as possible.

“Continually improving and developing as an organisation is very important to us and now that the authorisation process is complete, we will continue to monitor our performance, concentrating on how we can work innovatively and be an even stronger.”

Chief Clinical Officer Dr Mark Hayes added: “Delivering real improvements in patient care drives our work and following months of significant work across the health economy, today’s announcement recognises the progress we have made.

"This is great news for the whole team at NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group, our GP members, and the area as a whole and an important step towards realising our vision of achieving the best health and wellbeing for everyone in the community.”

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