As part of NHS England’s annual assurance process for 2017/18, North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group have been rated ‘good’ and congratulated on their progress over the last year, particularly in relation to their strong CCG leadership, exemplary urgent care recovery throughout the winter period and sustained performance in making improvements to health services for the people of north east Essex.
Dr Hasan Chowhan, Chairman at the CCG, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this assurance which reinforces all the hard work and dedication of the organisation and our NHS partners to continually improve health services for the people of north east Essex”.
“We have made considerable progress to effectively commission safe, high quality and sustainable health services within our resource for our local residents and are looking forward to continue to develop strong relationships with our partners, engaging and listening to what our local people need and redeveloping new and existing health services for them”.
“I express my continued thanks to our patients, communities, partners and teams of hardworking staff for their continued involvement and support to make this happen”.
North East Essex CCG were also recognised for delivering key mental health service improvements in perinatal and Improved Access to Psychological Therapies; a positive approach to delivering Continuing Health Care assessment standards; excellent financial leadership maintaining a good financial position in a challenging environment; exemplar clinical engagement, progression on the development and delivery of the local primary care strategy; and the successful capital bids to support improvements in primary care, as well as Clacton, Harwich, Colchester and Ipswich hospitals.