NHS County Durham CCG exists to secure high quality services for our local population. We work with partners to jointly commission health and social care services which meet the needs of our local population. Our shared ambition is to improve the health of our population and to address health inequalities that exist across out different local areas. We want to close the health and wellbeing gap and drive transformation to improve the quality of services that we commission.
Challenged by an ageing population and an increasing number of people living with long term conditions (including cancers), means we have to be able to bring about change and reduce reliance on secondary care services – which in the long term are not financially sustainable. It is essential therefore that we can confidently manage our local health system, with our social care partners, and actively enable our clinical leaders to develop alternate pathways of care. In doing this we work to maintain financial stability, ensure effective corporate governance and risk management.
As a member of the NHS family we share the NHS values described in the national NHS Constitution. The NHS Constitution is a document that describes the commitments made to people who use NHS services. It includes the values that the NHS believes are important when delivering NHS care and services. There are six values in the NHS Constitution. By living these values we work to ensure we deliver the best possible care for patients:
- working together for patients,
- ensuring respect and dignity,
- giving a commitment to quality of care,
- providing compassion,
- improving lives,
- ensuring that everyone counts.