Our plans and objectives

CCG Corporate Objectives 2017/18

Each year the CCG agrees a set of corporate objectives that set out our aims for the coming year. Our objectives last year focussed on three main transformation programmes: urgent and emergency care, mental health and planned care – specifically the referral to treatment (RTT) challenge. In addition, we also had a specific objective on primary care transformation, ensuring high quality care from services commissioned as well as continuing to develop our CCG and local system into one enabling us to deliver better outcomes, quality and financial effectiveness. The new objectives build on those from last year, with an increased focus on a system approach.

Our objectives for 2017/18 are:

  1. Secure financial recovery, meeting our control target agreed with NHSE, so that we begin 2018/19 on a sound financial footing.
  2. Development of our accountable care system, through a collaborative population based solution to our system challenges of quality and resources.
  3. Ensuring that we deliver on the objectives within our CCG and system wide transformation programmes to improve planned care, complex care, urgent and emergency services and mental health.
  4. Continued implementation of our agreed Primary Care Transformation Strategy, recognising primary care as the foundation of our accountable care system.
  5. High quality, compassionate and safe care for all commissioned services - delivering better outcomes.

A brief summary of each objective can be found in the download section of this page.

Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention Programme

QIPP – Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention – is a large scale transformational programme for the NHS, involving all NHS staff, clinicians, patients and the voluntary sector. It will improve the quality of care the NHS delivers while making efficiency savings so that money can be reinvested in frontline care.

The national QIPP workstreams fit into three key areas identified in order to deliver the quality and productivity challenge.  

1. Commissioning and pathways

  • Safe care
  • Right care
  • Long term conditions
  • Urgent care
  • End of life care

2. Provider efficiency

  • Back office efficiency and optimal management
  • Productive care
  • Medicines use and procurement

3. System enablers

  • Primary care contracting and primary care commissioning
  • Technology and digital vision
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At each CCG governing body meeting, a finance report is presented which covers:

  • Acute revenue – which includes a report on how our local hospitals are performing and what their costs are
  • Non- acute revenue – which includes a report on how our local primary care services are performing and what their costs are
  • A report on the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Performance programme (QIPP) show where efficiency savings have been made
  • Capital expenditure includes estates and infrastructure
  • A statement of financial position and cash flow

You can see the latest governing body papers here.

Clinical commissioning Groups need to procure and locally appoint their own auditors for the year 2017-18 and subsequent financial years; as well as managing the contracts going forward. This notice relates to the appointment of External Auditors for the following clinical commissioning groups (CCGs): The East London (WEL/BHR) CCGs collaborated to procure External Audit Services (EAS) to start from 1 April 2017 up until 31 March 2020. More information on this can be found here.

Page last updated 08 May 2018