We’re in the green for our community involvement
Friday 11 December 2020
We are thrilled to announce that we have moved into the ‘green’ for involving the public in our decision-making.
The CCG has been working hard to engage with people in the county to help us shape important healthcare decisions. The success of this work has resulted in us moving from a previous amber rating to a green rating for 2019-20.
NHS England use a traffic light style system – running from red, amber and green through to green star – to rate CCG’s on their engagement work with the local communities. Public participation helps us to commission services that meet the needs of local communities and tackle health inequalities. Being given the green rating means that we met the criteria of each of the following domains:
- Annual Reporting
- Day-to-day practice
- Feedback and evaluation
- Equalities and health inequalities
Over the past year, we have involved the public in a number of important issues including the relocation of Riversdale Surgery, the closure of the Laburnum Practice, the new proposed hospital for Berwick, the introduction of Mental Health Support Teams in schools as part of the national trailblazer initiative and we have also appointment a dedicated cancer awareness coordinator to deliver key messages within hard to reach communities in Northumberland.
Listening to the people in Northumberland will remain at the heart of our commissioning going forward into 2021. Although the pandemic this year has led to us doing things a little differently we will continue to keep our communities involved and up-to-date with our decision making.