Fylde Coast NHS commissioners rated ‘good’
People living on the Fylde Coast continue to have NHS services designed and paid for by organisations rated as ‘good’.
For the second year running, both NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were given the rating in their annual assessment by NHS England.
Both were also rated ‘green’ – the best possible rating – for quality of leadership and finance, maintaining their ratings from last year’s assessment.
Clinical commissioning groups are the NHS organisations which plan and buy health services for their local populations. They receive a set amount of money from the Government each year to pay for services including hospitals and GP surgeries.
Fylde and Wyre CCG received particular praise for its work on clinical priority areas dementia, mental health and cancer, engagement and community involvement, while Blackpool CCG was commended for its relationship with the council and receiving an outstanding rating for dementia services.
Both were praised for the partnership work being undertaken across the Fylde Coast and beyond within both NHS, local authority and other organisations.
Dr Tony Naughton, clinical chief officer at Fylde and Wyre CCG, said: “We only want to commission services that are right for our local population and so we are always keen to work with local people and make sure they are engaged in our work as much as possible.
“I am delighted we have been recognised for this by NHS England and our commitment to community involvement will only get stronger as we work more and more in partnership with other organisations across the Fylde Coast.”
Dr Amanda Doyle, chief clinical officer at Blackpool CCG, said: “We are pleased to have maintained our overall rating and are now keen to work alongside our NHS partners across the Fylde Coast to improve performance in the priority areas highlighted by NHS England.
“Our outstanding rating for the clinical priority area of dementia was testament to the hard work of all our team and now we want to transfer that dedication on to other areas including diabetes, mental health and A&E.”