NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups both retain good ratings

Dr Tony Naughton
Dr Tony Naughton

For the second year running, both NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups were rated “good” in their annual assessment by NHS England.

Both the CCGs were also rated ‘green’ – the best possible rating – for quality of leadership and finance, maintaining their ratings from last year’s assessment.

Clinical commissioning groups are the NHS organisations which plan and buy health services for patients. They get a set amount of money from the Government each year to pay for services including hospitals and GP surgeries.

Fylde and Wyre CCG got particular praise for its work on clinical priority areas dementia, mental health and cancer, engagement and community involvement, while Blackpool CCG was commended for its relationship with the council and receiving an outstanding rating for dementia services.

Both were praised for the partnership work.

Dr Tony Naughton, clinical chief officer at Fylde and Wyre CCG, said: “I am delighted we have been recognised for this by NHS England and our commitment to community involvement will only

get stronger as we work more and more in partnership with other organisations.”