NHS England releases new framework to assure CCGs

The new Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) assurance framework for 2015/16 has been published today.

CCGs were established on 1 April 2013 and are clinically-led statutory bodies that commission local healthcare services.

The new framework describes the assurance process which supports CCGs to commission safe, high quality and cost effective services for patients. It includes a strengthened focus on a CCG’s performance in delivering improvements for patients, as well as assessment of its capability to deliver core and additional delegated responsibilities.

The framework will be underpinned by additional documents which will be published later in the spring following further detailed engagement with stakeholders. These will include:

  • a more detailed operational guidance for CCGs;
  • a CCG scorecard; and
  • technical guidance on the metrics used in the scorecard.

To see the CCG assurance framework go to the CCG Assurance webpage.