NHS Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) held its public Annual General Meeting on Thursday 10 July 2014 and reviewed the organisations first year of operation since authorisation.
The meeting was attended by 20 members of the public at the Chiltern District Council offices in Amersham.
Dr Annet Gamell, Chief Clinical Officer for the CCG said: “I was pleased with the response from the public to the progress we have made over the past year. Our priority has been to improve the patient experience by commissioning quality health services and better care in local hospitals. “
Some of the CCG’s achievements include:
- Listening and engaging people in the localities on finding ways to improve health services;
- Meeting its financial target by making a 1% budget surplus;
- Building up partnership working with health and social care partners;
- Receiving an overall ‘assured with support’ from the Area Team of NHS England showing that its commissioning plans were meeting targets.
Annet Gamell said: “We have identified our priorities for the coming year such as tackling dementia and diabetes and helping patients to better manage chronic conditions such as heart disease and respiratory illnesses. Treating more patients in the community and at home whenever more appropriate remains a priority, and local hospitals and social care will be working even more closely together to make this happen.”
Chiltern CCG is responsible for buying health services for our patients in the South of
Bucks. Four Localities cover Amersham and Chesham, Southern, Wooburn Green and Wycombe. The CCG has recently published its Annual Report.