HEALTH care services in the borough are on the road to recovery.
NHS England has taken Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – responsible for planning and commissioning health care services – out of special measures following improvement in the group’s financial performance and management.
n the CCGs’ Annual Assessment for 2015/16, published last July, NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was rated ‘inadequate’.
At the same time, NHS England introduced a new intervention regime of special measures for all CCGs not meeting their financial commitments.
Since then, NHS England has been working closely with Coventry and Rugby CCG to help manage its financial recovery and strengthen its management.
Alison Tonge, director of commissioning operations for NHS England (West Midlands), said: “It’s essential that the people of Coventry and Rugby have confidence that the CCG is able to commission safe, sustainable health services now and in the future.
“This announcement means we recognise all the work and progress that the CCG has made so far on governance and financial management in particular.
“We will continue to work with Coventry and Rugby CCG over the coming months to ensure that all remaining actions are completed.”
NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG was naturally pleased to be out of special measures
CCG chief officer Andrea Green said: “We are delighted to receive this news. It is testament to the hard work and perseverance of our CCG Governing Body, staff and our local GP member practices. I’d like to thank everyone for their dedication throughout.
“The CCG will continue to build on the progress we have made in such a short amount of time and are committed to commissioning high quality, sustainable health services that meet the needs of our local communities.”
Coventry and Rugby CCG also announced the extension of Dr Adrian Canale-Parola as chair until April 2018.