NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group has been recognised as one of the top CCGs in the country after being shortlisted at this year’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards.
The HSJ awards recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations.
The CCG beat off competition from more than 100 entries to be named as one of six finalists in the clinical commissioning group of the year category after putting forward its 2030 Vision for Health and Care.
Dr Tony Naughton, clinical chief officer for Fylde and Wyre CCG, said: “To be shortlisted in the clinical commissioning group of the year category and recognised as one of the top CCGs in the country is fantastic news and is a testament to the hard work of all of our staff.
“We are facing some significant challenges in the years ahead: an ageing population,
increasing numbers of people with complex long-term health conditions, rising expectations and increasing costs.
“Our aim is to positively embrace these challenges and our 2030 Vision for Health and Care sets out how we want to make sure that people living in Fylde and Wyre have the very best health and health services possible.”
The HSJ Awards 2015, in partnership with Celesio, will take place on Wednesday 18 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
- NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for planning and buying health services in the area to meet patients’ needs. This is known as ‘commissioning’.
- Led by family doctors (GPs), the CCG currently serves a population of 152,000 people across approximately 320 sq km of coast and countryside. The majority live in the urban towns of Fleetwood, Thornton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham and Lytham St Annes, but a significant proportion live in rural villages.
- The CCG receives a set amount of money from the government – around £200million in 2014/15 – and is committed to spending this wisely for the benefit of local people.
- Giving you more choice is a priority of the modern NHS. More information is available at fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/choice
- The NHS Constitution sets out your rights as an NHS patient: nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/NHSConstitution/Pages/Overview.aspx
- There are many ways to get involved in health service developments, including joining our Influence membership scheme or your practice’s patient participation group.
- For more information about the CCG and how to get involved log onto fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk