Help tranfom diabetes care service in Croydon to meet the needs of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics – Meeting on 1 December for patients, families and carers

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Transforming Diabetes Care Services in Croydon
 
A public meeting on
Thursday 1st December 2016
 Croydon College
College Road
CROYDON
CR9 1DX
10 am to 12 noon.
 
If you have type 1 or 2 diabetes and are a Croydon resident, NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) want to hear from you about your experiences of the diabetes services you currently use.
 
Croydon CCG plan and buy most of the Health services on behalf of Croydon residents, including the services you use at Croydon University Hospital and the intermediate diabetes service run by Bromley Healthcare.
 
They are currently looking at how they provide specialist services for people with diabetes. This event is for everyone with an interest in diabetes care locally, whether as a patient, carer or someone who supports people with diabetes.
 
 This meeting is your opportunity to:
• Meet together with other patients, carers, providers and commissioners to talk about the development of ideas around improving diabetes care for Croydon residents.

• Give your feedback on the right care for Type 1 & Type 2 diabetics, including care in the right place at the right time.

• Improve the experience of patients.
• Receive information and advice regarding managing your diabetes.

The CCG see this as the start of the conversation about how they develop services which meet the needs of patients, families and carers for the future.

Book a free place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nhs-croydon-ccg-transforming-diabetes-care-services-in-croydon-tickets-2898509520

If you have any questions, please contact the CCG’s engagement team on

E: getinvolved@croydonccg.nhs.uk
T:  020 3668 1384

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Croydon CCG and Croydon NHS Trust both placed in special measures – the CCG’s Clinical Chair responds

For details, see the Croydon Guardian article,

Croydon’s entire health service has been placed under new special measures designed to “restore financial discipline” to troubled parts of the NHS.

The borough’s NHS trust and clinical commissioning group (CCG) are among 14 providers forecasting “significant deficits” for 2016/17 that have been chosen by NHS England and regulator NHS Improvement to fall under the new regime.

http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/14634308.Croydon_s_NHS_trust_and_CCG_both_placed_into_special_measures_to_tackle_financial_troubles/

 

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Clinical Chair, Dr Anthony Brzezicki, writes,

Today, NHS Improvement and NHS England have announced a range of new measures to help address the financial challenges faced by a number of NHS organisations across the country. As part of this, Croydon CCG and Croydon Health Services NHS Trust have both been identified as requiring additional support to close our long-standing financial deficits.

For us, this follows NHS England’s 2015/16 Annual Assurance Framework where all CCGs have been given an annual rating.  Croydon CCG have received a headline rating for 2015/16 of requires improvement alongside 90 other CCGs across the country.*

As a result of our financial performance in the first quarter of this financial year, we have been put in financial special measures.  This means that NHS England will be providing us with extra support to work closely with our senior team to help further develop our financial recovery plan and take steps to help us to reduce our deficit.

As you know, Croydon CCG inherited a hugely challenging deficit which we have been working to address since our establishment.  We have also been historically funded to a lower level that we should have been to meet the health needs of our population. This means that money for healthcare in the borough has been particularly tight up until this financial year, as it is now close to the expected level.

We have clinically led savings of £72 million over the last five years and consistently met our financial targets whilst improving quality and performance each year.

We know even more needs to be done and we welcome NHS England’s continued support.   We have had independent assurance of our financial plans every year and we are under no illusions that this year will be our hardest yet.

Our focus is on transforming services to make them more efficient, effective and sustainable.  This includes:

  • Together with Croydon Council we are making great strides in our Outcomes Based Commissioning (OBC) programme of work, transforming the way services for patients over 65 years old will be provided in Croydon by putting the things that matter most to them and their families at the heart of service provision.
  • We are commissioning a new network of urgent care services, to improve the outcomes, safety and experience of local people, helping them to get the right treatment by the right person in the right place when it launches in April 2017.
  • We have made real improvements in cancer, mental health and A&E, urgent care and community services, improving the health of our population.

We are very grateful to our staff and GP membership for their hard work, support and commitment to finding new ways to make savings and efficiencies.  We need to focus our resources where we can have the biggest impact on people’s health and well-being whilst continuing to improve the quality of local services.

We will continue to address our financial challenges with our providers, Croydon Council and NHS England to make sure we do everything we can to bring our expenditure within our allocations.

We will keep you updated on our progress and very much value your continued support and contribution to further strengthening our financial position.
Best wishes,

Dr Anthony Brzezicki

Clinical Chair
Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group

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NHS England’s 2015/16 CCG Assurance Framework has given each CCG a rating.  Croydon CCG have received a headline rating for 2015/16 of requires improvement alongside 90 other CCGs across the country.

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As you can see from the five components of the rating, the financial position is the main element which has led to the overall rating.  For this element the CCG has been rated as inadequate, as has been the case since authorisation in 2012 primarily due to the inherited financial deficit.

The CCG are pleased to have been rated as ‘Good’ for both the ‘Well-led’ and ‘Delegated Functions’ element of our annual assessment.  The senior leadership team have made significant contributions to both the South West London STP and the Healthy London Partnership work for homelessness, 111 and urgency and emergency care.  NHS England also appreciate that we have demonstrated innovative thinking in the development of our Outcomes Based Commissioning work for older people in the borough.

The CCG’s ratings for ‘Performance’ and ‘Planning’ are understandably brought down by the financial position. Overall, NHS England recognises the CCG’s commitment and engagement, and that there are significant challenges in the local health economy as a whole. 

Dr Tony Brzezicki

Chair
Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group

 


Bernard Weatherill House
2nd Floor, Zone G
8 Mint Walk
Croydon CR0 1EA

www.croydonccg.nhs.uk

Twitter: @NHSCroydonCCG

 

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Croydon CCG’s Patient and Public Involvement Forum – 6 July 2016 – Together in Health

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You are invited to NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group’s (Croydon CCG) 

Patient and Public Involvement Forum  

This will be held on Wednesday July 6 July from 6pm to 8.30 pm

Book a free place here: https://nhscroydonccgworkingtogetherforhealth.eventbrite.co.uk

The Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Forum is an opportunity for NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group to share their ideas with you and learn from your knowledge and experiences of local health and care services. This learning helps the CCG to shape the healthcare services they buy to meet the needs of our local residents.

This will be an open space meeting focusing on Together for Health. The Together for Health programme is about ensuring that residents and patients are supported and empowered to take charge their own health, stay healthy and reduce the risk of disease in the future and is based on the principles that:

  • Prevention is better than cure
  • When someone does become ill they are better able to make decisions and lifestyle changes that control the negative effects of their condition and improve their wellbeing
  • When a person does need treatment they are seen in the right place at the right time
  • There is shared decision making between patients and health professionals.

Time and location:

Date:              Wednesday 6 July 2016

Venue:            Community Space
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk
Croydon CR0 1EA

Start time:     Arrival from 5.45pm for a 6.15pm start

Finish time:     8.30pm

How to register your interest in attending:

To register your interest to attend, please book via Eventbrite.

https://nhscroydonccgworkingtogetherforhealth.eventbrite.co.uk

If you have any questions, please contact Ros Spinks, at

E:  Ros.Spinks@croydonccg.nhs.uk
T:  020 3668 1384

 

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Croydon CCG offer NAPP membership to all Croydon PPGs

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NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are delighted to be able to offer all Croydon based Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) support through the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) by funding their membership to NAPP.

Croydon CCG appreciates that this offer has been made in the past and that there have been issues with payment when Croydon PPGs have attempted to sign up but these issues are now fully resolved.

NAPP is a national organisation set up to promote patient participation. They provide support to new PPGs as well as helping existing PPGs to develop through sharing good practice.

NHS Croydon CCG will fund full membership for all Croydon GP practices PPGs for one year so that Croydon PPGs can benefit from NAPP’s expertise.

If your PPG is already a member then the CCG will pay your renewal costs.

All you have to do to join NAPP or renew your membership is to fill out the attached membership form. You do not need to send any payment to NAPP as they will invoice the CCG directly for your membership costs.

Croydon CCG Engagement team say,

“We really value our hard working PPGs and want to help them to develop their work and build on their successes so we really hope that you will take up this offer.”

If you have any questions please contact Croydon CCG.

Download the application form PPG Affiliation form (Croydon).

E-mail: getinvolved@croydonccg.nhs.uk
Web: www.croydonccg.nhs.uk
Twitter: @NHSCroydonCCG

NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group
Bernard Weatherill House
2nd Floor
Zone G
8 Mint Walk
Croydon CR0 1EA

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If you are a member of a Croydon PPG and details are not listed here, please let us know and details will be added.

Croydon CCG reduces options to just three for urgent care services

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NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is seeking views on Urgent Care.

Although the public meetings and drop-in sessions have not yet started, the CCG has just reduced the original eight options, plus the additional proposed option put forward by the Residents’ Associations in the south of the borough, down to just three options.

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See: Croydon urgent care doc for the details currently available.

The CCG are asking you to vote on these options, prior to any public discussion, via a short survey which you can view here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Croydonurgentcare

This survey will be open until at least 17 January 2016 when the CCG finishes consulting.  This is after all these meetings and events take place. It would, therefore, be wise to hold off responding to the survey until more is known of these options and other points are considered in order to inform your decision.

In the public events to follow you will have a chance to hear and consider the options in detail, to ask questions about them and to hear the views and questions raised by other people at these meetings.

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Public meetings:

Drop in sessions

  • Tuesday 1 December 12-2pm, Scratchley Hall Brigstock Road Thornton Health CR7 7JH
  • Tuesday 8 December 1-3pm Christ Church Brighton Road Purley CR8 2BN
  • Wednesday 9 December 1-3pm Victory Club 227 Selhurst Road SE25 6XY
  • Tuesday 15 December 12-3pm, Fieldway Family Centre New Addington CR0 9AZ
  • Wednesday 16 December 5-8pm Bernard Weatherhill House, Mint Walk CR0 1EA

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PLUS!

The CCC committee are in conversation with the CCG regarding holding a public meeting in central Croydon on the subject of Urgent Care in the first week in January and the dates have been pencilled in.

The committee will be confirming details and posting notice of this meeting next week.

This meeting will offer the ideal opportunity to have a cross-borough discussion on the issues and options, and to raise any final points prior to the CCG closing their consultation.
NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group
Bernard Weatherill House
2nd Floor, Zone G
8 Mint Walk
Croydon CR0 1EA

E-mail: getinvolved@croydonccg.nhs.uk
Web: www.croydonccg.nhs.uk
Twitter: @NHSCroydonCCG

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Croydon CCG is involving Croydon in improving urgent care services

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NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) plans and buys most health services in Croydon. The current contracts for urgent care services end in March 2017, which means that they have started reprocurement for these services. The CCG needs to make sure that they have new contracts in place in April 2017.  Future urgent care services must provide safe, high quality care for more people, using changing technology and using the budget as effectively as possible.

They are running a series of events:

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Public meetings:

Drop in sessions

  • Tuesday 1 December 12-2pm, Scratchley Hall Brigstock Road Thornton Health CR7 7JH
  • Tuesday 8 December 1-3pm Christ Church Brighton Road Purley CR8 2BN
  • Wednesday 9 December 1-3pm Victory Club 227 Selhurst Road SE25 6XY
  • Tuesday 15 December 12-3pm, Fieldway Family Centre New Addington CR0 9AZ
  • Wednesday 16 December 5-8pm Bernard Weatherhill House, Mint Walk CR0 1EA

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If you are not able to join Croydon CCG at these meetings but would like to talk to them about urgent care services or, if you are a member of a group or network and would like them to come along and talk to you, please contact Getinvolved@croydonccg.nhs.uk or call 020 3668 1384.
NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group
Bernard Weatherill House
2nd Floor, Zone G
8 Mint Walk
Croydon CR0 1EA

E-mail: getinvolved@croydonccg.nhs.uk
Web: www.croydonccg.nhs.uk
Twitter: @NHSCroydonCCG

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Croydon CCG – Consulting on options for Urgent Care in Croydon – options expanded and decision delayed

CCG headerCroydon CCG is re-procuring Urgent Care services in Croydon.

The Reprocurement Strategy was approved by the CCG Governing Body in September. It covers all of Croydon’s Urgent Care Services and clearly sets out work the CCG will undertake, in advance of reprocurement.

Croydon CCG had worked up eight possible ways of organising urgent care services in Croydon.

The  Residents’ Associations serving the south of the borough have worked up an alternative option, called 6a, in relation to the CCG’s Urgent Care Reprocurement Strategy.  If you haven’t done so already,  please read more here

When Croydon CCG have viable options they say that they would very much appreciate your input in order to ensure commissioning of the best urgent care services for all of Croydon.

The decision was due to be taken by December but it is understood that this date has been pushed back to January 2016.

We’ll post details as soon as they are known.

E-mail: getinvolved@croydonccg.nhs.uk
Web: www.croydonccg.nhs.uk
Twitter: @NHSCroydonCCG

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