Health boss Paul Maubach has congratulated his teams as each of the four CCGs in the Black Country and West Birmingham are rated as Good. The ratings were published today by NHS England and Improvement as an annual assessment of the CCGs leadership, financial management, and performance.
In letters sent to the CCGs by NHS England the organisations, responsible for planning and buying health services locally, are recognised as strong in key areas including:
- The CCGs all have a good financial track record
- The CCGs are committed to improvements in the quality and safety of services at local providers
- The CCGs are building strong relationships with partners and are working well across the system of health and care
Paul Maubach, Chief Executive Officer, for the CCGs said: â€œI am really proud to lead such a dedicated team of people â€“ and particularly how our team have responded to coordinating our efforts to manage the coronavirus pandemic. Their hard work and commitment helps us to ensure that people across the Black Country and West Birmingham benefit from high quality health services.
Our success is also a testament to the strong partnership working with councils, NHS providers, our primary care colleagues and the voluntary and community sector. I look forward to continuing to develop and strengthen our joint working arrangements in the system to achieve the improvements to services which are so valued by local people.
There are always areas where we can improve and in particular I also recognise that we must continue to invest in transforming care for those living with Learning Disabilities and Autism, our performance in this area was not as it should have been for some time. Whilst we have made significant improvements recently I am personally committed to ensuring that this continues.
As we progress through the remainder of this year, my team will continue to focus on ensuring that our local NHS provides the safe care and effective treatment people need during this pandemic â€“ whether that be direct treatment for COVID19 or the care and treatment people need for other conditions. We are also looking ahead to our plans for improving services once this pandemic is past us â€“ and we will be paying particular attention to addressing the inequalities in health that many of our local communities currently experience and which has often been made considerably worse by the impact of this virus.
My CCG team join the thousands of NHS colleagues across the Black Country and West Birmingham who have worked tirelessly to ensure that we are responding to the challenges that Covid19 has bought us. I thank them all for that and I thank the public for their continued support for the hard work and dedication of all our NHS staff and other keyworkers.â€