Doncaster health chiefs and workers celebrate 'outstanding' rating

Doncaster health chiefs and workers are celebrating an ‘outstanding’ rating awarded for the fourth year running.

NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group was classed as ‘outstanding’ by NHS England and NHS Improvement for 2019-20.

It is one of just a few CCGs nationally to achieve the top rating four years in a row.

The A&E department at Doncaster Royal Infirmary

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CCGs are groups of general practices which come together in an area to commission the best services for their patients and population.

The formal assessment takes place every year and is based on four broad areas – improving health outcomes for patients in areas such as diabetes and tackling obesity; improving the way care is provided and received; ensuring we services are provided within budget and improving working relationships with partners, stakeholders and members of the public.

Jackie Pederson, Chief Officer of NHS Doncaster CCG said: “I am thrilled that Doncaster has been put on the map again for the great work we are doing, with our colleagues and partners, to ensure high quality health and care services for the people of Doncaster.

"There is always more that we can do to improve but this shows we are heading in the right direction.

“The ratings cover the financial year 2019-20 and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone; staff and the organisations we work with to commission, provide and deliver high quality health and care services for our local communities.

“I’d also like to thank our patients and members of the public who we continue to work with. Their input is vital to help us understand their experience of local services which then helps us to redesign and improve them for the future.”

Dr David Crichton, local GP and Clinical Chairman of NHS Doncaster CCG said: “Achieving ‘outstanding’ for four years in succession is a fantastic achievement and a great tribute to our staff and the local organisations we work with.

“Our staff, along with health and care organisations in Doncaster, work tirelessly to do the best for our patients in Doncaster and on behalf of the CCG I’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing commitment.”

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