Thurrock CCG rated as ‘Good’ in CCG Assessment and Assessment of Public Participation

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Thurrock CCG’s has been rated as ‘Good’ in an annual assessment conducted by NHS England.

NHS England’s Improvement and Assessment Framework (IAF) is conducted annually to assess the overall performance of CCGs including in leadership and financial management.

The Assessment builds on the IAF introduced in April 2016, which replaced both the existing CCG assurance framework and CCG performance dashboard, and was designed to provide a greater focus on assisting improvement, alongside NHSE’s statutory assessment function.

To review the list of CCGs and their grades, click the link below:
CCG Annual Assessment 2017/18

In addition, the CCG is also proud to have achieved a ‘Green’ rating for its public participation and involvement (PPI) work. The review of CCG’s statutory duty to involve the public in decision making was first carried out in 2017, using a web based research method. The CCG has received 11 points out of 15.

Mandy Ansell, Accountable Officer at Thurrock CCG said:
“We have worked tirelessly improve our processes and governance. This means we can be effective in ensuring we are able to commission the best possible health and care services for the people of Thurrock.

“We are also proud of our track record on public engagement and involvement. With our Lay Member for PPI and our work with our partners in Healthwatch Thurrock and the voluntary sector we have been able to include patients in the shaping of local services.”

For more detailed information on the data for all CGGs, including Thurrock, visit the My NHS website

CCGs in mid and south Essex agree proposals for hospital changes

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The five clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in mid and south Essex have given the go ahead for plans to secure the future of health and care services.

The plans are a result of two years of detailed work undertaken by clinical teams across health and care organisations to improve the services provided to the 1.2 million people living in mid and south Essex, and follows the outcome of a 16 week public consultation.

Decision Making Business Case ahead of Joint Committee

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Decision-Making Business Case (DMBC)

The Joint Committee of mid and south Essex Clinical Commissioning Groups is meeting on 6 July 2018 and will make decisions on proposed changes to some hospital services, as set out in the STP public consultation Your Care in the Best Place. The proposed service changes would be across the three acute hospitals in mid and south Essex - Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust.

These proposals would consolidate and strengthen specialist clinical teams to improve patient outcomes, quality of care and provide quicker access to services. The CCG Joint Committee will be reviewing the decision-making business case (DMBC) to make decisions, and this document includes:

•        The outcome of the public consultation

•        The second stage review of proposals by the East of England Clinical Senate

•        The equality and health inequality impact assessment of the proposed changes

•        The quality impact assessment

•         Data protection impact assessment

•        The impact of the above on the original proposals put forward in the consultation document.

The DMBC is available for download here.

NHS at 70 Thurrock CCG Staff Memories

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Jane Richards, Lead Nurse, Quality and Patient Safety Team remembers her early days in nursing, here she shares her class of 1991 picture (Jane is bottom left). She said:

"One thing I'll always remember is hospital corners. The beds had to be made with sharp turned down corners, no creases allowed!"

 For more information, photos and memories, visit:

Join us on 12 July at 10am for a Big7Tea at The Community House, Seabrooke Rise, Thurrock. Tea, cake and memories and a chance to see what's available for families in Thurrock. 

CCGs in mid and south Essex to decide on proposals for hospital changes

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The five clinical commissioning groups in mid and south Essex will meet on Friday 6 July 2018 to make decisions following the recent public consultation on proposed changes to hospital services across the area.The Joint Committee of the CCGs will consider recommendations based on the principles outlined in the consultation which include:

  • Making improvements in A&E at all three hospitals with the development of new assessment and treatment centres alongside each A&E. All three A&Es will be led by a consultant, open 24 hours a day and will receive “blue light” ambulances.

  • Develop a new specialist stroke centre which would provide the highest dependency and intensive care for people in the first 72 hours following a stroke alongside rapid access to diagnostics and specialist interventions. This would be in addition to the existing stroke care units at all three hospitals which would remain in place, with patients continuing to access their local A&E department if they had symptoms of a stroke, and receiving initial assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

  • Bring together in one place some specialist inpatient care where there is existing expertise and to allow for extended hours, seven day a week consultant and specialist cover for these services and improved outcomes for patients.

  • Separate some planned operations from emergency cases. For example, some complex orthopaedic operations that need a few days hospital stay could be performed in Southend Hospital for people in south Essex and Braintree Community Hospital for people in mid Essex. This would reduce cancelled operations and rates of infection by separating this type of care from emergency care.

  • Moving community services closer to where people live. For example in Thurrock the proposals outline how services currently provided at Orsett Hospital could be provided in four new “integrated medical centres” and existing and new facilities across Basildon and Brentwood.

Full details of the consultation and the outcome report can be found at

The meeting, which will be held in public, will take place from 2.30pm at the Chelmsford City Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Duke Street Chelmsford, CM1 1JE

If members of the public wish to attend they are advised to book ahead so that appropriate arrangements can be made, as admission will be on a first come, first served basis with priority given to those who have given advance notification.

Spaces (two per request) can be booked by emailing:
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The agenda for the meeting can be found at
As this is an extraordinary meeting of the CCG Joint Committee there will not be the opportunity for members of the public to speak on the day. Printed copies of the meeting papers will be available at the meeting.