Date: 23 June 2017
NHS Bromley Commissioning Clinical Group (CCG) has published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2016/17
Dr Andrew Parson, Chair of the CCG said, “We are delighted to share our annual report and accounts for 2016/17. We will be formally presenting the report at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 27 September 2017 at Bromley Central Library and hope you will be able to join us.
This year’s report provides an account of our work over the last year, the way we run the CCG, our performance against national performance targets and how we have managed our finances.
I am particularly pleased to report that Bromley health services and the voluntary sector have come together to transform the way we look after our most vulnerable patients. We have focused on systems of care rather than organisations and have established three integrated care networks. In each of these networks is a multi-disciplinary team which is providing truly joined up care focused on the individual needs of each patient. This is helping patients to live more independently and avoid crises that may result in a hospital admission. As more patients benefit from this personalised and proactive care, we believe they will live longer and happier lives.
This year has seen local services work hard to try and meet national targets especially around A&E waiting times. We know there are some improvements that need to be made. We monitor this performance very closely and are in constant contact with services to see where improvements can be made and pressures relieved. Several measures have been introduced to help reduce emergency pressures including additional GP appointments which are now available from 8am to 8pm seven days a week, rapid response services and the in-reach service at the Princess Royal University Hospital that reviews patients who come into A&E and transfers them to community services where appropriate.
To set out our longer term plans, we have published our five year south east London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), which sets out our proposals to drive the delivery of the Five Year Forward Views. This is a new approach to planning the future of health and care services and brings together CCGs, local authorities and providers of healthcare services to narrow the gaps in quality of care, health and wellbeing of different communities and in NHS finance. We have a STP event on 18 July 2017 where you can find out much more.
Other headlines in our 2016/17 annual report include:
2017/18 will be our most financially challenging year since we were first set up in 2013. These challenges will need to be addressed and we are working closely with our neighbouring CCGs to consider how we work more collaboratively together. It is critical we live within our means and focus our resources on the greatest health needs of our population. In April 2017, we took over greater responsibility for commissioning GP services and will work together with our member practices to ensure Bromley residents receive the best possible primary care services.
This year’s report provides an account of our work over the last year, the way we run the CCG, our performance against national performance targets and how we have managed our finances