CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework

Date: 24 July 2017

Each year, NHS England assesses CCGs against the components of the CCG Improvement Assessment Framework.  The headline result for Bromley CCG in 2016/17, is ‘good’.   This is an improvement from last year  and reflects the hard work of the CCG and its partners in our efforts to improve health and health services for the population of Bromley. 

CCGs are assessed against a number of components which are:  

  • the leadership capability of a CCG
  • financial management and whether it is securing good value for patients and the public
  • its performance in key NHS constitutional standards, and outcomes, including in important clinical areas
  • how it is contributing towards improving the health and wellbeing of its population.

 Our  assessment recognised the strengths of the CCG  leadership team, the improvements shown in the results of the 360 degree stakeholder survey, and the significant improvement in A&E performance at the Princess Royal University Hospital, as well as access to diagnostic services.

In terms of delivery of services to patients, we have seen some greatly improved performance (and quality) in relation to cancer services and the IAPT (improving access to psychological therapies) access and recovery rates. As a CCG, we performed in the top quartile on a number of indicators such as one year cancer survival rates, primary care access and management of patients with long term conditions. Where we particularly work with partners, we also see a number of achievements in the top quartile,  such rates of delayed transfers of care (how well we get patients who no longer need to be in hospital out into the community) and inequalities in health.

There are some areas where we particularly need to focus in the coming months, such as implementation of personal health budgets and improving the quality of acute care, and patient experience. 

 We can be  proud of what the CCG and Bromley as a whole has achieved, and how hard we have worked together with our membership and partners to improve services for the health of the local population.    We will work to sustain this position and make further improvements over the following months.

More information on the results is available on the NHS England website.

Assessments are also published on key clinical priority areas for cancer, dementia and mental health.   We were assessed as good for cancer and requires improvement for mental health and dementia.   The ratings are based on specific indicators or metrics for each area.    

Mental health is one of our main priority areas and we are developing a system wide mental health strategy which aims to transform the way that care is provided and ensure that mental ill health is given equal priority to physical health.   In the last year new services to support people with mental health conditions have been put in place including the Bromley Dementia Hub, a specialist community based perinatal mental health service, Recovery Works and Heads Together Bromley (psychological therapies service).  We are also working with young people and other partners to co-design the way emotional and mental wellbeing services are provided for young people and ensure that early intervention and prevention are core elements of any future provision. 

We will continue to make improvements in these areas and focus on delivering the right care at the right time for our patients.


  • Summary:

    Each year, NHS England assesses CCGs against the components of the CCG Improvement Assessment Framework

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