NHS Kingston

Update on progress

KCC meeting 3

We've launched briefings for patients and health practitioners to update you on development of the Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group.

View the March 2014 GP update

View the February 2014 GP update

View the December GP update

View the November GP update

Visit our publications page to view all of our publications, including a Healthy Living supplement in the Kingston Guardian. 

Read Kingston CCG's first Annual Report 2013/14 and find out about our progress to date.

Read Kingston CCG's prospectus for 2013/14, outlining who we are, what we do and our priorities**

 

Background

Kingston CCG was given delegated responsibility for budgets in April 2011.  Since April 2012 the group has been operating with a new governing body, including elected GP members.

The group launched as an independent statutory organisation on 1 April 2013, having met all of the 119 authorisation criteria set by the NHS Commissioning Board in November 2012. The group was one of just eight nationally to be authorised with no conditions.

The CCG is now focusing on priority areas, including mental health, community services, long-term conditions and medicines management - to improve health services in Kingston and in keeping with the Kingston CCG mission and values.

The group has established its own constitution and a representative governing body.

Kingston CCG had to demonstrate competency across the following areas to become authorised:

  • A strong clinical and professional focus which brings real added value;
  • Meaningful engagement with patients, carers and their communities;
  • Clear and credible plans which continue to deliver the QIPP (quality, innovation, productivity and prevention) challenge within financial resources, in line with national outcome standards and local joint health and wellbeing strategies;
  • Proper constitutional and governance arrangements, with the capacity and capability to deliver all their duties and responsibilities including financial control as well as effectively commission all the services for which they are responsible;
  • Collaborative arrangements for commissioning with other CCGs, local authorities and the NHS Commissioning Board as well as the appropriate external commissioning support; and
  • Great leaders who individually and collectively can make a real difference.

View the Department of Health documents regarding authorisation of Clinical Commissioning Groups.

If you would like to contact the Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group please email jo.dandridge@kingstonccg.nhs.uk.

 

Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, Guildhall, Kingston, KT1 1EU
Tel: 020 8339 8000 or email communications@kingstonccg.nhs.uk

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