NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation responsible for planning and buying most local health services, held their annual general meeting on Wednesday 4 September.
The meeting provided an opportunity to bring together CCG staff, GPs, other local health and social care organisations, patients and the public to hear about some of the work of the CCG and also to look ahead to the year to come.
Key achievements presented at the meeting included the CCG being rated as good by NHS England in their Improvement Assessment Framework, the development of 530 personal health budgets, giving people greater control over their care choices and the launch of a minor eye service in the community providing easier, quicker access to eye care for local residents.
The meeting also provided an opportunity to present our financial position and formal accounts demonstrating to the people of Tower Hamlets and our healthcare partners how we have met our financial duties, achieved financial balance and spent taxpayers’ money wisely.
Tower Hamlets CCG’s annual report and accounts are available to view and download on the CCG’s website - http://www.towerhamletsccg.nhs.uk/aboutus/publications.htm
Dr Sam Everington, a local GP and chair of Tower Hamlets CCG, said:
“East London is a vibrant and innovative area where we work to deliver services that make a real difference to peoples’ lives. As well as the work we are doing to improve quality of life and access to care by investing in new services, such as the urgent care centre at The Royal London Hospital, in the near future we will see the launch of the life sciences centre in Whitechapel, which will truly put the east end of London on the international map.
We thank those who attended our annual general meeting and look forward to working with you as we move forward on our journey to an integrated health care system together. If you want to find out more or get involved visit our website and get in touch.”