Leeds CCG is rated 'outstanding' for second year running

Staff at a major health body in Leeds are celebrating after being rated as 'outstanding' for the second year running.
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NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is responsible for planning and funding most of the city's health services, has been given top marks by NHS England.

The organisation, which has an annual budget of over £1 billion, is one of a small number of CCGs to receive the accolade during the latest round of results, which marks them annually against a nationally-agreed set of standards.

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NHS England highlighted a number of areas where NHS Leeds CCG had helped improve the local healthcare system and praised its commitment on working on an collaborative healthcare system called West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.

NHS Leeds CCG has been rated 'outstanding' by NHS England for the second year running. Picture: Getty Images, stockNHS Leeds CCG has been rated 'outstanding' by NHS England for the second year running. Picture: Getty Images, stock
NHS Leeds CCG has been rated 'outstanding' by NHS England for the second year running. Picture: Getty Images, stock

Dr Jason Broch, Clinical Chair for NHS Leeds CCG, said: “This is fantastic news not just for our staff and our member GP practices, but also for patients and the wider public in Leeds and our partners in the city.

"The outstanding rating reflects the hard work of all those working in health and care in the city as we look to make the best possible use of our resources to get value for money for taxpayers.

“I’d like to extend my thanks to the city’s NHS organisations – Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – as well as Leeds City Council and the absolutely fantastic support we receive from Leeds’s vibrant community and voluntary organisations.

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“Finally, I want to reflect on recent months where we have collectively worked with our partners and our communities to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

"We recognise the efforts everyone has made to help reduce the risk of the virus spreading and would ask for your ongoing support.

"We want to remind people that the NHS is here for you although for some treatments and appointments you may experience a delay as we look to ensure we provide care in a safe, low risk environment. P

"lease be kind to our staff and other patients during these challenging times, we’re doing all we can to look after the health of you and your loved ones.”

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The assessments have been published by NHS England and can be accessed here www.england.nhs.uk/publication/ccg-annual-assessment-2019-20/

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