NHS Oversight Framework

NHS Oversight Framework Patient and Community Engagement Indicator

NHS England and NHS Improvement recently published the updated NHS Oversight Framework for 2019/20.

The NHS Oversight Framework for 2019/20 has replaced the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework (IAF) and the provider Single Oversight Framework, and will inform assessment of CCGs in 2019/20.

The ‘Patient and Community Engagement Indicator’ in the NHS Oversight Framework is formally known as ‘Indicator 52: Compliance with statutory guidance on patient and public participation in commissioning health and care – 166a’. The indicator evidences CCGs’ implementation of the revised statutory guidance on patient and public participation in commissioning health and care and therefore their compliance with their statutory duty to involve the public (14Z2).

The assessment framework and criteria for this indicator remain the same as for 2018/19. However, further to feedback from stakeholders including CCGs, NHS England and NHS Improvement colleagues, and other partners; a refreshed assessment process has been introduced for CCGs who have been approved to merge from April 2020.

For CCGs approved to merge from 1 April 2020, the 2019/20 assessment process introduces the option to submit a joint submission template covering all merging CCGs.

NHS England and NHS Improvement has now published guidance to support CCGs with the evidence submission process for the indicator in 2019/20.

More information

Email: england.engagement@nhs.net

Telephone: 0113 825 0861