As part of the government's commitment to greater transparency, there is a requirement for all NHS organisations to publish monthly expenditure over £25,000.
Below are the monthly expenditure reports for NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group since April 2013. For the months of February and March 2013, the reports reflect the expenditure of NHS Suffolk.
In May 2013 NHS England published its draft proposals for ‘CCG Assurance Framework 2013/14’. The CCG Assurance Framework will provide a nationally consistent approach to the NHS Commissioning Board’s Area Team in order to make an annual assessment of CCG performance. It also provides a framework for NHS England to assess CCG performance and capability.
A core component of the Assurance Framework is the Balanced Scorecard, which will be used to assure CCG’s operational delivery. The Scorecard is built around five key domains.
1. Are local people getting good quality care?
Control of infection, friends and family survey, never events, CCG governance of quality and safety matters, response to Winterbourne review.
2. Are patient rights being promoted under the NHS constitution?
Waiting times for A&E, cancer treatment, elective surgery and ambulance calls; mixed sex accommodation breaches and mental healthcare programme approach.
3. Are health outcomes improving for local people?
Preventing premature dying; enhancing life for people with chronic conditions; helping people recover from ill health; positive and safe experiences of care; and local priorities for quality premium.
4. Are CCGs delivering their financial plans?
Recurrent planned surplus; activity trends; QIPP programmes; running costs and audit opinions.
5. Are CCG conditions of authorisation being addressed?
Within each domain there are a number of indicators, some of which are completed by NHS England with centrally held data, others of which are self-certified by the CCG. Each domain is rated across a spectrum of Red Amber and Green (RAG), with a set of thresholds particular to that domain
determining the final RAG-rating for the domain. There is no overall rating for the scorecard.
Click the link to see the Quarter 1 Scorecard: IESCCG Qtr 1 Assurance dashboard