[N]HS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has made significant improvements since it was placed under formal directions in August 2016 and has now received confirmation that directions have been lifted.
At the time, NHS Cumbria CCG was one of the three most challenged health economies in the country and was part of the Success Regime improvement programme.
Since then the CCG has become smaller – boundary change created NHS North Cumbria CCG and NHS Morecambe Bay CCG in April 2017. The CCG has delivered the required changes to leadership, governance, financial control and organisational capacity and is part of the system wide move to an integrated North Cumbria Health and Care System.
You can read the letter from NHS England HERE.
Dr David Rogers, accountable officer and medical director NHS North Cumbria CCG, said: “We are delighted that the hard work of all of our staff has been recognised and that the improvements we have made demonstrate the commitment shown by us all to do our best for our community.
“We are in challenging times and there is much more to be done, but work to integrate our health and care services across north Cumbria is developing, and there is national confidence in our plans and our ability to deliver them.”
The letter from NHS England praises the hard work, co-operation and responsiveness shown by the staff at NHS North Cumbria CCG.