Tower Hamlets CCG rated ‘outstanding’ in annual assessment

NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated ‘outstanding’ by NHS England in the latest improvement and assessment framework (IAF), which assesses performance across a range of key service areas.

The latest results show significant improvement in adult social care and some areas of cancer care and mental health services.

CCG managing director Simon Hall said: “It is great to see this recognition of where the CCG is working hard to provide consistently high-quality services to people in Tower Hamlets. It also helps to highlight areas where we need to focus our efforts in order to address challenges facing health and social care services in the borough.”

The IAF report provides a detailed analysis of across four areas: better health, better care, sustainability and leadership.

These latest results show marked improvement in a number of services including cancers diagnosed at an early stage and one-year survival rates. It also highlights high-quality adult social care and a greater number of people receiving high-quality care following an episode of psychosis.

CCG chair Dr Sam Everington said: “This report shows continuous improvement in a number of key services and is a welcome recognition of the hard work of those working for the CCG and our partner organisations.”