The Future Arrangements for NHS Commissioning in Your Area

January 13, 2020

Proposals for Future NHS Commissioning Arrangements: Engagement Report Published

An engagement report has been published, following the recent engagement exercise to gather views on future commissioning arrangements in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West.

Views were invited on three proposals:

  • The delivery of more joined up and integrated health and care through three, locally focused Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) – alliances of NHS and Local Government organisations working together to plan and deliver care through a joint approach
  • The streamlining of commissioning arrangements through a single Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – a more strategic organisation to support ICPs and also commission services at scale as appropriate, such as NHS 111 or specialised services
  • Changes to the current CCG management arrangements to create a single Accountable Officer and Integrated Care Service (ICS) Executive Lead role, supported by a shared management team working across the Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Berkshire West CCGs

Engagement activity was carried out at place level within Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West (BOB) to gather the views on the proposals for the future of commissioning arrangements within BOB.

A BOB ICS survey on the future NHS commissioning arrangements was also made available through the platform Survey Monkey and was open for comment between the 10th of October 2019 and the 1st of December 2019.

Feedback was received through several channels including the survey, emails and letters from a numerous stakeholders including members of the public, NHS organisations, Health and Social Care Organisations and NHS Staff.

A wide range of responses and views were received. All feedback received will be taken into consideration as leaders within the BOB ICS develop proposals.

A full engagement report has been produced and is available on the BOB ICS website. Also available is the Board paper which is being considered by the three CCG Governing Bodies in January. The paper contains much of the content of the engagement report, includes summary of local engagement activities during the engagement period, a table setting out mitigating actions to address feedback relating to the proposed joint AO/ICS post, and the draft job description for this role.

In turn, the next steps regarding a possible single CCG will be informed by the views given to us – we expect Governing Bodies to consider any proposals about future CCG configuration in early 2020. Any options for future CCG configuration would be subject to consultation with CCG members later in 2020.

December 3, 2019

Proposals for Future NHS Commissioning Arrangements: Engagement Period Now Closed

The first stage of engagement on future NHS commissioning arrangements in Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Berkshire West has closed.

Views were invited on three proposals:

  • The delivery of more joined up and integrated health and care through three, locally focussed Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) – alliances of NHS and Local Government organisations working together to plan and deliver care through a joint approach
  • The streamlining of commissioning arrangements through a single Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – a more strategic organisation to support ICPs and also commission services at scale as appropriate, such as NHS 111 or specialised services
  • Changes to the current CCG management arrangements to create a single Accountable Officer and ICS Executive Lead role, supported by a shared management team working across the Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Berkshire West CCGs

The three CCGs within the BOB Integrated Care System ran an engagement exercise from 10 October to 1st December 2019 with a broad range of stakeholders, including patients and the public, to understand the extent of views on these proposed changes.

All feedback received will be fully considered by CCG and ICS leaders and will inform recommendations to CCG Governing Bodies about a single Accountable Officer/ICS Lead and associated supporting management structure. A full engagement report will also be produced and published in the New Year.

Next steps regarding any proposals about a single CCG will be considered by Governing Bodies in early 2020. Any proposals for future CCG configuration would be subject to consultation with CCG members later in 2020,  in line with NHS England/NHS Improvement guidance.

 

October 14  2019

We are asking for views on proposals about the future of commissioning arrangements in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West.

Whatever commissioning arrangements are put in place in the future, our priority is making sure local needs are addressed, that we provide people with access to quality healthcare and that we reduce the health inequalities that exist today.

We have a responsibility to make sure valuable resources are used wisely and in the best way to support people in living longer, happier, healthier and more independently into their old age.

Over the past year, we have been exploring how our organisations can work more effectively to meet our shared ambition. This work, along with the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP), has helped to shape our thinking about what any future arrangements could look like.

Please click here to view a document outlining our current thoughts for your views.

Comments can be emailed to ccgcomms@buckscc.gov.uk or you can complete the online survey.