14. June 2012 11:37
NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group aims to make services more accessible and responsive to local residents as part of a new £2.2bn five year plan.
The CCG’s Clear and Credible Plan includes five key aims and six further clinical priorities it aims to address by 2016/2017 by investing £400m annually.
Improving the health of local residents, ensuring youngsters have a better start to life, tackling local challenges of an ageing population and managing resources effectively are also outlined as key issues.
The Group says its vision is to “work together for excellent health” for local residents over the next five years.
Its clinical priorities include reducing cancer deaths, improving long term conditions – particularly diabetes and COPD – and improving quality for provider organisations for patients.
To realise this a number of goals have been established. These include developing diabetes services closer to patients’ homes, increasing the number of health visitors, commissioning further services to meet local health and social care needs, and establishing partnerships with providers to offer residents a wider range of services.
Despite the billion pound investment, the CCG still aims to make £108m of savings during the duration of the plan to help meet the NHS’ £20bn efficiency savings target by 2014–15.