As required by law, the annual assessment of CCGs by NHS England will continue in 2019/20. It is a judgement, reached by considering a CCG’s performance in each of the indicator areas over the full year and balanced against the financial management and qualitative assessment of the leadership of the CCG.
In recent years it has become increasingly clear that the best way to manage the NHS’s resources to deliver high quality, sustainable care is to focus on organising health at both system and organisational level. NHS England and NHS Improvement are therefore aligning their operating models to support system working.
The NHS Oversight Framework (NHS OF) has replaced the provider Single Oversight Framework (SOF) and the clinical commissioning group (CCG) Improvement and Assessment Framework (IAF), and will inform assessment of providers and commissioners in 2019/20.
It is intended as a focal point for joint work, support and dialogue between NHS England and NHS Improvement, CCGs, providers, integrated care partnerships (ICPs), and integrated care systems (ICS).
2019/20 will be a transitional year and the existing statutory roles and responsibilities of NHS Improvement and NHS England in relation to providers and commissioners remain unchanged. The specific dataset for 2019/20 broadly reflects existing provider and commissioner oversight and assessment priorities.
From 2020/21, the metrics for oversight and assessment purposes will include the headline measures described in the NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework against which the success of the NHS will be assessed.
2018/19 CCG annual assessments (pre-merger to County Durham CCG)
The CCG annual assessment for 2018/19 provides each CCG with a headline assessment against the indicators in the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework (CCG IAF). The headline assessments have been confirmed by NHS England’s Statutory Committee.