Health commissioners' annual report now available to view
The reports highlight the successes, achievements and the statutory requirements discharged by the CCGs that they have continued to make in transforming health and social care for the people of Pennine Lancashire.
Over the last twelve months, the CCGs have worked with a wide range of organisations to improve local services and tackle the challenges faced by the NHS, examples of which are available in the report. The reports, available to view on the individual CCG websites also provides members of the public with a range of information about the performance of the organisations and sets out the future plans of the area through the Healthier Lancashire and Pennine Lancashire programmes.
The Clinical Chief Officer of NHS Blackburn with Darwen CCG, Dr Chris Clayton, said: “During this challenging year, we have made excellent progress in tackling the many issues which affect the health and wellbeing of local people. Our work during the last 12 months is making a real difference to the quality of life of thousands of people and will continue to grow from strength to strength.
“We acknowledge that there are more significant challenges ahead for the borough but we believe we have laid the foundations which will enable us to meet those challenges and changes which are facing the NHS both locally and nationally in the coming years.
“The developing Healthy Lancashire and Pennine Lancashire Programmes give us a real opportunity to transform the way we work, the way patients are cared for and the way patients take responsibility too for their own care. As with any large change programme, there will be challenges and difficulties but there is a real commitment by everyone involved that this is the way forward.”
Mr Mark Youlton, Accountable Officer at NHS East Lancashire CCG, said: “It has been an exciting year in which we have tried to be as open and transparent as possible about our work; including some of the difficult decisions we face to make sure that the best possible health services are available across East Lancashire. There have been some notable achievements for the CCG, which are detailed in the Annual Report, and ultimately for patients and residents in East Lancashire.”