What are our priorities and how are we doing

NHS Thurrock CCG Constitution

The Constitution sets out the arrangements made by NHS Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group to meet its responsibilities for commissioning care for the people for whom it is responsible. It describes the governing principles, rules and procedures that the Group will establish to ensure probity and accountability in the day to day running of the Group; to ensure that decisions are taken in an open and transparent way and that the interests of patients and the public remain central to the goals of the Group.

NHS Thurrock CCG Constitution 

Annual Report

Thurrock CCG has now been established for over four financial years, with the fourth running from 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. All NHS organisations are required by law to publish annual reports, detailing financial accounts, and to present them in public at an Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The final annual report is also submitted to NHS England after internal sign-off. Our annual report and accounts for this financial year can be found below. The purpose of this document is to look back at our key achievements, work areas and finances over last year, as well as plans and priorities for the coming year and beyond.

  pdf Annual report and Accounts 2016-17 (2.27 MB)

Annual Business Plan, Strategic Direction and Documents

Mid and South Essex Success Regime

The Mid and South Essex Success Regime is one of three national initiatives designed to support the most challenged health and care systems across the country.

The regime in Essex covers hospitals and NHS providers in the south of the county plus the CCGs that commission the services, including Thurrock CCG. The two to three year programme will see hospitals, GP surgeries and other NHS service providers work together to address deep-rooted pressures and secure high quality care.

The Success Regime will bring managerial and financial support to the region. It will help facilitate the developments of local plans that will set out how care will be transformed in a sustainable way. For more information on these plan, visit the Success Regime webstie.

Performance Targets (KPI's) + Performance Framework

The CCG’s commissioning performance and assurance is reported at CCG Governing Body meetings and can be accessed by clicking here.

Care Quality Commission - Annual Check Results

The independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, who make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve.

Details of inspections on services and providers commissioned by Mid Essex CCG are available on the CQC website

Service User Survey's

Information about user surveys and consultations is contained on our website and can be viewed on the Public Consultations page

Governing Body Meetings

Information on our public meetings of the Governing Body - including future dates, attendance guidance and previous Board meeting papers and minutes - can be found on the CCG Governing Body meetings page.

Equality and Diversity

Promoting equality and equity are at the heart of NHS Thurrock CCG’s values – ensuring that the organisation exercises fairness in all that it does and that no community or group is left behind in the improvements that will be made to health outcomes across the country.

NHS Thurrock CCG will continue to work internally, and in partnership with colleagues within the Department of Health and the wider NHS, to ensure that advancing equality and diversity is central to how it conducts its business as an organisation.

Further information is available on the Equality and Diversity Policy page

Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

Under the Health & Social Care Act 2012, NHS Thurrock CCG is, from 1st of April 2013, statutorily responsible for ensuring that Thurrock CCG and organisations, from which we commission services, provide a safe system that safeguards children and vulnerable adults. This includes specific responsibilities for looked after children and for supporting the Child Death Overview Process.

Further information can be found on our safeguarding page.

Our Safeguarding Policies for Children is available on our Safeguarding Children Key Documents page

Our Safeguarding Policy for Vulnerable Adults can be downloaded by clicking here.

Freedom of Information Performance

We expect to update this section quarterly with information about how we have performed when responding to Freedom of Information enquiries.

2013/14

  Received In Time Breached
Quarter 1 (April - June) 40 33 2
Quarter 2 (July - September) 79 61 2
Quarter 3 (October - December) 53 65 3
Quarter 4 (January - March) 62 61 0
Total 234 220 7

2014/15

  Received In Time Breached
Quarter 1 (April - June) 63 46 1
Quarter 2 (July - September) 61 60 3
Quarter 3 (October - December) 63 66 3
Quarter 4 (January - March) 37 43 0
Total 224 215 7

2015/16

  Received In Time Breached
Quarter 1 (April - June) 33 28 0
Quarter 2 (July - September) 57 54 0
Quarter 3 (October - December) 34 39 0
Quarter 4 (January - March) 38 37 0
Total 162 158 0

third financial year, runs from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

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