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Lewisham NHS CCG publishes annual report and accounts

 

Lewisham NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has published its annual report and accounts for 2014/2015.

The documents detail how the CCG has used over £383 million to deliver better health and better care for the people of Lewisham.

Dr Marc Rowland, CCG Chair, said: "We have seen some good improvements this year that are making a difference including more people vaccinated against flu, integrated care that is supporting people to keep well and live independently at home for longer and a new medicines management scheme.

"We are also committed to improving quality so that our residents receive safe, effective and accessible care, in the right place when they need it."

The CCG plans, buys and monitors most of the health services used by Lewisham residents, including: hospital care, rehabilitation services like physiotherapy, urgent and emergency care; community health services; mental healthcare; and services to support the most vulnerable people in Lewisham's communities.

More than 80% of our expenditure is on acute hospital services,  mental health services and community services.

Dr Rowland added: "People have told us what they want and we have put in place plans to meet their needs.

"We're focusing our work on a range of innovations as well as maintaining the performance of services that we know work well. This approach will meet our population's needs as well as deliver sustainable health care that is good value for money."

The CCG's future plans cover:

  • delivering community-based advice, support and health and social care through four neighbourhood care networks
  • providing integrated teams working within the four neighbourhood care networks
  • supporting providers to deliver new models of care by working together in different ways – GP practices working more closely together and alongside

You can read our annual report here.