CCG improvement and assessment

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) were established on 1 April 2013 and are clinically-led organisations at the heart of the NHS system. NHS England has a statutory duty (under the Health and Social Care Act (2012)) to conduct an annual assessment of every CCG.

CCG improvement and assessment 2016/17

For 2016/17 NHS England introduced a new CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework to replace both the existing CCG assurance framework and CCG performance dashboard. This new framework provides a greater focus on assisting improvement alongside our statutory assessment function.

It aligns with NHS England’s Mandate and planning guidance, with the aim of unlocking change and improvement in a number of key areas. This approach aims to reach beyond CCGs, enabling local health systems and communities to assess their own progress from ratings published online.

The framework is intended as a focal point for joint work and support between NHS England and CCGs, and was developed with input from NHS Clinical Commissioners, CCGs, patient groups and charities. It draws together the NHS Constitution, performance and finance metrics and transformational challenges and will play an important part in the delivery of the Five Year Forward View.

Framework documents

The framework document is supported by a technical annex which explains the rationale and detail of each of the indicators, and a methodology manual which sets out NHS England’s approach to the year-end assessment for 2016/17:

Year-end CCG annual assessment

360 stakeholder survey results