All six south east London boroughs rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ in NHS England assessment of CCG performance

NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group is delighted to announce that each of the former Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in south east London has been rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ in NHS England and Improvement’s annual assessment process.

NHS England’s assessment measures CCGs, NHS Trusts, and foundation trusts performance against key indicators, including quality of care, population health, financial performance and sustainability, and delivery of national standards.

The results place south east London boroughs amongst the best performing systems in the capital and across the country. Lambeth and Southwark retained their ‘Outstanding’ rating for the third consecutive year, and Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham retaining their ‘Good’ rating.

This year is a particularly significant milestone for the borough of Bexley, with a comprehensive commitment to improvement being rewarded with their rating being raised to ‘Good’.

NHS England and Improvement’s annual assessment ratings from 2016-2020:

Outstanding patient and community engagement

We have also received national recognition for the quality of engagement work with local people. In the national assessment for patient and community engagement in 2019/2020, part of NHS England and Improvement’s annual assessment, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham and Southwark all received the highest rating of green star (outstanding). Bexley and Lambeth were rated as green (good) with very high scores.

CCG ratings for patient and community engagement 2019/20:

‘An amazing journey of improvement in south east London’

Andrew Bland, Accountable Officer for NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group, welcomed the news by commending the efforts of the communities working with us, CCG staff, member practices and partners:

We are always striving to ensure that the 1.9 million people living in south east London experience the highest possible standard of care. This year’s assessment results are a tremendous achievement, and I would like to thank everyone who has worked with us in 2019/20. I want to congratulate all our colleagues who have been the driving force behind this journey of improvement in south east London. These results demonstrate our commitment to involving and engaging with our residents and put us in a very good position to continue to develop our approach to this both in boroughs and across south east London.

You can find out more about the 2019/20 NHS Oversight Framework, and the full results of this year’s assessment here.