What Are Our Priorities and How Are We Doing

Constitution

NHS Basildon & Brentwood CCG Constitution

The Constitution sets out the arrangements made by NHS Basildon & Brentwood 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.

Annual Reports

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. The purpose of these documents is to look back at our key achievements, work areas and finances over our first year as a statutory body, as well as plans and priorities for the coming year and beyond.  Annual reports for the past two financial years can be found below: 

Annual Report- 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014

Annual Report- 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015

Annual Report- 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

Annual Business Plan, Strategic Direction and Documents

Performance Targets (KPI's) + Performance Framework

The CCG’s commissioning performance and assurance is reported at CCG Governing Body meetings and can be accessed via  the Governing Body Papers

Clinical Governance

The CCG’s clinical governance, Patient Safety and Quality of care is reported bi-monthly and can be accessed via the CCG Governing Body Papers.

Essex Success Regime

Essex has been designated a Success Regime by NHS England. The Success Regime is a national initiative designed to support the most challenged health and care systems across the country. NHS England are working in partnership with Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority to develop an Essex Success Regime plan for mid and south Essex. This is a two to three year programme of change to ensure hospitals, GP surgeries and other NHS service providers work together to address deep-rooted pressures and secure high quality, joined-up care for people. Find more information at http://www.successregimeessex.co.uk/

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 Basildon and Brentwood CCG are available on the CQC website: http://www.cqc.org.uk/

Audit Reports

Monthly review/update of Patient Safety and Quality Assurance, Provider Update for Patient Safety and Quality of Care, Finance Report and Financial Recovery Plan carried out at board meetings. Details regarding BBCCG Governing body meetings, agendas and reports are available here.  

Service User Survey's

Patient Voice Report survey, is available here.  

Governing Body Meetings

For information on our public meetings of the Governing Body, including future dates, attendance guidance and previous Governing Body meeting papers and minutes please click here.

Equality and Diversity

Promoting equality and equity are at the heart of NHS Basildon & Brentwood 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 Basildon & Brentwood 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 here.

Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

Under the Health & Social Care Act 2012, NHS Basildon & Brentwood CCG became, from 1st of April 2013, statutorily responsible for providing 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 below:

Safeguarding Policy for Children 

Safeguarding Policy for Vulnerable Adults 

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.

2014/15

  Received  In Time  Breached
 Quarter 1 (April-June)  76  55  1
 Quarter 2 (July-Sept)  67  69  3
 Quarter 3 (Oct-Dec)  71  80  0
 Quarter 4 (Jan-Mar)  33  32  1
 total  247  236  5


2015/16

       
  Received In Time Breached
Quarter 1 (April-June) 57 47 0
Quarter 2 (July-Sept) 62 64 0
Quarter 3 (Oct-Dec) 48 49 
Quarter 4 (Jan-Mar) 57  55 
total 224 215