CCG annual assessment for 2016/2017

NHS England has a statutory duty to conduct an annual assessment of every clinical commissioning group (CCG) across the country, against a number of key indicators.

Following the assessment for 2016/17, NHS England has taken the decision to place NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG into special measures. The CCG plans, buys and monitors healthcare across Horsham and the Mid Sussex area.

Geraldine Hoban, Accountable Officer at NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG, said: “NHS England acknowledged many areas of strength and good practice, but felt there were areas of challenge that we need to address. It’s widely known that the organisation has faced substantial pressures - particularly financially - which have continued as the demand for healthcare has increased.

“We have already taken urgent steps to rectify our situation, including the development of an ambitious recovery plan to help regain our financial sustainability.

“Our situation highlights the need to transform local health and care services, to reflect modern demand. We are working closely with local partners on this through the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership and will - of course - continue to focus on commissioning high quality services for our local population”.