NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated as outstanding in its annual assessment.
The health organisation was awarded the top rating by NHS England, which assessed 58 indicators across areas including delivery, outcomes, finance and leadership.
Key areas of strength and good practice highlighted included commissioning of high quality care, extended primary care access and staff engagement.
The End of Year Quality of Leadership and Finance categories were also given the highest ratings of ‘Green Star’ and ‘Green’ respectively.
NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG is responsible for commissioning health services across the area. It works in partnership with Tameside Council as the Strategic Commission, a model of working that was one of the first to be established and is being emulated across the country.
NHS England’s CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework was introduced in 2016 to assess CCG’s fitness to operate. Last year, Tameside and Glossop CCG was rated as good.
Co-chairmen Dr Asad Ali and Dr Ashwin Ramachandra said: “We are delighted that NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG has been awarded the top rating of outstanding in our annual assessment. We’d like to thank all of our staff whose efforts have contributed to this significant achievement. We’d also like to recognise and thank the whole integrated system for their great efforts, which collectively reflects their positive impact upon health and social care outcomes for residents.”
NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG Accountable Officer and Tameside Council Chief Executive Steven Pleasant said: “This is a fantastic achievement. It’s a true testament to all the hard work from NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG staff and the wider team and deserved recognition for their dedicated service.
“It also demonstrates how well our system of integration as the Strategic Commission and our focus on partnership is working.”