NHS England has published all CCG assurance ratings and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG has been lifted up from ‘inadequate’ to ‘requires improvement’.
This time last year we were rated as ‘inadequate’ and we were put into special measures. Our rating announced today is a huge achievement for us as an organisation and reflects the progress we have made in the last 12 months.
NHS England has recognised that we have progressed a great deal in the last year. Referral to treatment, cancer, and IAPT standards are all being delivered, we have effective systems in place for monitoring and acting on issues, and we have progressed well towards becoming fully delegated commissioners of primary care from 1 April 2017.
There is still much for us to do to improve further as an organisation and, because of our financial position, we remain under directions from NHS England.
Dr Gary Howsam, Clinical Chair and Chief Clinical Officer, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, said: “Our financial position continues to be very challenging and we need to continue to work together as an organisation to meet our control total deficit whilst maintaining safe and high quality services for our population. We will need to make some difficult decisions but I am confident that we can rise to the challenge.”