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Annual Report 2015/16

Date: 14 July 2016

NHS Bromley Commissioning Clinical Group (CCG) has published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2015/2016.

Dr Andrew Parson, Chair of the CCG said, “We are delighted to share our annual report and accounts for 2015/16.  We will be formally presenting the report at our Annual General Meeting on Monday 26 September 2016.   During our third year as a CCG, we saw many of our longer term improvement plans start to take real effect.   For example, more people with uncomplicated diabetes can now get all the care they need in their GP practice rather than having to go into hospital, we have surpassed the national target for diagnosing people with dementia which means more people are getting the support and treatment they need much earlier and have put in place plans to transform the delivery of emotional health and wellbeing services for children and young people.

“Our report also reflects on the challenges facing local services.  We are working closely with hospital and community health providers to ensure that patients get high quality care when they need it.  However, we cannot ignore the need to change the way that health services are delivered to meet the growing needs for care.  This is one of the greatest challenges for the NHS. Although progress has been made to help people live well with complex and long term conditions, we must deliver services in a different way.  We must direct our resources towards keeping people well, enabling them to live as independently as possible, treating them close to home and keeping them out of hospital unless they really need to be there.  To do this, whole health and care system change is needed.  Working together with local partner organisations, clinicians and the public, we have developed ambitious plans to provide much more integrated, proactive and people centred care.  We have made good progress this year through the development of integrated care networks – a new operating model. Through these networks, different organisations and professionals will work together more closely and effectively and allow people to access services and support more easily at the right time and in the right place”.  

Headlines from the report include: 

  • Improved services for children including speech and language therapy and additional funding for children and adolescent mental health services.
  • A new specialist community based perinatal mental health service providing support for women and their families
  • Improved discharge arrangements from hospital following the establishment of a multi-agency Transfer of care bureau at the Princess Royal University Hospital
  • Further improvements and access to end of life care services – particularly for patients with non- cancerous diagnosis
  • A range of winter schemes and improvements were put in place to help people stay well, increase capacity and avoid hospital admissions wherever possible. 11,000 additional GP appointments were commissioned to provide care in the evening and over the weekend.
  • Improvements to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service including better promotion of the service to GPs, more appointments offered out of hours and a more personalised service.
  • More people involved in our plans and directly influencing changes.
  • We met all our financial targets.

You can read more about our Annual General Meeting here.

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