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All CCGs have an obligation to meet certain requirements and standards of care for their populations.

From April 2013, performance standards have been set out in Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14. There are two types of performance standards detailed in this document; outcome measures, as detailed in the NHS Outcomes Framework, and performance targets, as detailed in the NHS Constitution.

NHS Outcomes Framework

This details key areas in which CCGs should agree improvement targets across five domains:

  • Preventing people from dying prematurely

  • Enhancing the quality of life for people with long term conditions

  • Helping people to recover from episodes of ill health or following injury

  • Ensuring that people have a positive experience of care

  • Treating and caring for people in a safe environment and protecting them from avoidable harm

A full list of these outcome measures is available in Annex A (page 35) of Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14.

NHS Constitution

The NHS Constitution sets out a series of rights and pledges that all patients should expect to be achieved. These include targets related to the following areas:

  • Referral to treatment times

  • Waiting times for diagnostic tests

  • Accident and Emergency waiting times

  • Cancer waiting times

  • Ambulance waiting times

  • Mixed sex accommodation breaches

  • Cancelled operations

  • Mental health measures

You can read a full list of these targets in Annex B (page 36) of Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14

HMR performance

NHS England carries out quarterly formal assessments of all CCGs. These checkpoints measure performance in five domains covering quality of care, financial performance, meeting NHS Constitution pledges and improving health outcomes for local people.

Full details can be found in the quarterly reports below.

Current performance against all of these measures is detailed in the bi-monthly performance reports to Governing Body, which can be found on the Governing Body meetings section of the website.

NHS England Balanced Scorecard

The NHS England Balanced Scorecard will be published quarterly and shows the CCG's performance against five key domains:

Domain 1 - Are local people getting good quality care?
Domain 2 - Are patients' rights under the NHS Constitution being promoted?
Domain 3 - Are health outcomes improving for local people?
Domain 4 - Are CCGs delivering services within their financial plans?
Domain 5 - Are conditions of CCG authorisations being addressed and removed? (This is not applicable to HMR CCG as the CCG was authorised without any conditions).

2014/15

NHS England HMR CCG quarter 1 balanced scorecard

NHS England HMR CCG quarter 2 balanced scorecard

2013/14

NHS England HMR CCG quarter 1 balanced scorecard

NHS England HMR CCG quarter 2 balanced scorecard

NHS England HMR CCG quarter 3 balanced scorecard

NHS England HMR CCG quarter 4 balanced scorecard

 

Quality premium

The NHS England Quality Premium is intended to reward clinical commissioning groups for improvements in the quality of services they commission and for associated improvements in health outcomes and reducing inequalities.

Find out more here.

HMR CCG's 2013/14 Quality Premium performance

 

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

The table presented here provides details of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and the associated financial sanctions relating to the CCg's contract with Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

The sanctions for quarters 1 and 2 of 2015/16 total £401,000 and have been enacted with Pennine Acute (i.e. deducted from contract payments).

The CCG is obliged to demonstrate how KPI penalties have been reinvested. This is demonstrated under 'actual or intended use' which is located at the bottom of the table (via the above link).

 

Ambulance turnaround time penalties - North East Sector of Greater Manchester

Introduction

During 2015/16 North East Sector (of Greater Manchester) CCgs have worked closely with the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to improve ambulance turnaround times at Pennine Acute hospital sites.

The turnaround times relate to the time it takes to transfer a patient over from the care of ambulance crews to that of emergency department staff.

Introduction

During 2015/16 North East Sector (of Greater Manchester) CCGs have worked closely with the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to improve ambulance turnaround times at Pennine Acute hospital sites. 

The turnaround times relate to the time it takes to transfer a patient over from the care of ambulance crews to that of emergency department staff. 

Acute trust penalties

Where these turnaround times exceed 30 minutes, a penalty is applied to the hospital site. The North East Sector System Resilience Group has approved the reinvestment of these penalties into a range of schemes with a view to reducing pressures and improving turnaround times in the future.

In total, for the North East Sector, around £400,000 of penalties were applied during 2015/16, resulting in investment in seven schemes which were delivered by a range of providers across the North East Sector localities.

Ambulance service penalties

In addition to those penalties applied to Pennine Acute, penalties were also applied to NWAS by the lead commissioner, NHS Blackpool CCG.

Full details of the NWAS performance, penalties and reinvestment of these penalties for 2015/16, can be found here and here.

 

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