What are our priorities and how are we doing?

NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG Constitution

The Constitution sets out the arrangements made by NHS Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group to meet its responsibilities for commissioning care for the people for whom it is responsible. It describes the governing principles, rules and procedures that the Group will establish to ensure probity and accountability in the day to day running of the Group; to ensure that decisions are taken in an open and transparent way and that the interests of patients and the public remain central to the goals of the Group.

Annual Report

Castle Point and Rochford CCG has now been established for its third financial year, which runs from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016, inclusive. All NHS organisations are required by law to publish annual reports, detailing financial accounts, and to present them in public at an Annual General Meeting (AGM). 

The final annual report is also submitted to NHS England after internal sign-off. Our annual report and accounts for our first three financial years can be found by clicking on the links. The purpose of this document is to look back at our key achievements, work areas and finances over the year, as well as plans and priorities for the coming year and beyond.

Targets, aims and objectives

Annual Business Plan, Strategic Direction and documents

Performance Targets (Key Performance Indicators - KPIs) and Performance Framework
For our performance report and indicators, click on the link below to our Governing Body meeting papers: 

Clinical Governance
Minutes of our Quality and Governance Committee meetings are received by our Governing Body at their meetings in public. You can view our Governing Body meeting papers here: http://castlepointandrochfordccg.nhs.uk/about-us/our-governing-body/governing-body-meetings

Care Quality Commission - Annual Check Results
The independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, who make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve.

Details of inspections on services and providers commissioned by Castle Point and Rochford CCG are available on the CQC website: http://www.cqc.org.uk/

Audit Reports
For our audit reports click on the following link to our key documents: http://castlepointandrochfordccg.nhs.uk/about-us/key-documents

Service User Surveys
Information about our patient surveys is available on our Consultations page.

Governing Body Meetings
This page provides information on our public meetings of the Governing Body, including future dates, attendance guidance and previous Board meeting papers and minutes: Governing Body dates - Castle Point and Rochford CCG

Equality and Diversity
Promoting equality and equity are at the heart of NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG’s values – ensuring that the organisation exercises fairness in all that it does and that no community or group is left behind in the improvements that will be made to health outcomes across the country.

NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG will continue to work internally, and in partnership with colleagues within the Department of Health and the wider NHS, to ensure that advancing equality and diversity is central to how it conducts its business as an organisation.

Further information is available here: http://castlepointandrochfordccg.nhs.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
Under the Health & Social Care Act 2012, NHS Castle Point & Rochford CCG is, from 1April 2013, statutorily responsible for ensuring that Castle Point & Rochford CCG and organisations, from which we commission services, provide a safe system that safeguards children and vulnerable adults. This includes specific responsibilities for looked after children and for supporting the Child Death Overview Process.

Further information can be found here.

Our Safeguarding Policies are available here.

Freedom of Information Performance
Click on the link below to see how we have performed when responding to Freedom of Information enquiries. We expect to update this document quarterly.
Freedom of Information Performance 

Mid and South Essex Success Regime and Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

The Mid and South Essex Success Regime started in September 2015 with a diagnostic review of the pressures on the local health and care system. On 1 March 2016, the Mid and South Essex Success Regime published a proposed plan to tackle the top priorities for system change that would:

  • Ensure the highest quality health and care to meet the growing demands of the population of mid and south Essex
  • Tackle the gaps in clinical staffing across all health and social care
  • Enable the system to achieve sustainable financial balance

All health and care areas across the country must publish a Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). The STP explains potential changes to local services over the next five years and the steps to achieve them.

Visit the Mid and South Essex Success Regime website for more information, and to view the plans.