Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) commission most of the hospital and community NHS services in the local areas for which they are responsible. Commissioning involves deciding what services are needed, and ensuring that they are provided to a high quality.
CCGs are overseen by NHS England, who are responsible for commissioning primary care services such as GP and dental services, as well as some specialist hospital services.
CCGs play a major role in achieving good health outcomes for the local population that they serve. NHS England has designed a set of performance indicators that will help measure how well an individual CCG is tackling theses health issues.
You can use these indicators to see how well a CCG is doing and compare it both on national and local terms.
As North Central London CCG is newly established, you can instead see the performance of the local boroughs that have come together to form NCL – Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington.
Some of the indicators include how well CCGs are:
- preventing people from dying prematurely
- enhancing the quality of life for people with long-term conditions
- helping people to recover from episodes of ill health or following injury
- ensuring that people have a positive experience of care.
This information is available on the NHS Choices website.
North Central London CCG will share our performance against these indicators in a ‘performance and quality report’ at Governing Body meetings. The report will also show how we are performing in other areas, for example, ensuring that patient rights as set out in the NHS Constitution are upheld.
Governing Body meeting papers can be found on this section of the website.