NHS England introduced a new CCG improvement and assessment framework in 2016/17, fully aligned to the Next steps on the Five Year Forward View and NHS planning guidance. This brings together a range of key indicators, enabling NHS England and CCGs to work together, using the indicators to drive improvement for patients.
There are national ambitions for transformation in a number of vital clinical priorities, including Dementia. Each priority area has a number of indicators in the framework and the areas are assessed by independent panels, with a separate, clear rating. These ratings are published on MyNHS. Each area has its own support programme for CCGs, which may already be in place or is being introduced in stages.
The dementia support offer recognises that CCGs will have varying levels of need for support and provides two levels, which can run concurrently. The more bespoke levels of support will be focused on a smaller number of CCGs with the greatest identified need.