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Lewisham CCG AGM 2019

We held our Annual General Meeting (AGM) at St Laurence Church in Catford Thursday 12 September.

The slides for the presentation can be viewed here.

The event was introduced by our Chair, Dr Faruk Majid, and a presentation was given by our Managing Director of the CCG, Martin Wilkinson.

In his presentation, Martin outlined the CCG's performance, including factors such as dementia diagnosis and access to psychological therapies.

He also told everyone present that our overall headline rating for 2018/19 is 'Good' with the following key clinical indicators:

  • Diabetes – Outstanding
  • Dementia care – Outstanding
  • Maternity – Outstanding
  • Mental health – Outstanding
  • Cancer – Requires improvement.

He also said that NHS England conditions relating to urgent and emergency care were lifted in March 2019.

Martin Wilkinson also presented a video that outlined and encapsulated our annual report, using case studies and clinicians from the borough of Lewisham.  The video was produced by us to enable our annual report to be more accessible – and more readily available through social media.

 


David Maloney, the CCG's Director of Finance gave a report on the Annual Accounts and Financial Review 2018/19.

David said that Expenditure not to exceed income and that capital resource use does not exceed the amount specified in Directions.

He also said that revenue resource use does not exceed the amount specified in Directions and that revenue administration resource use does not exceed the amount specified in Directions.

The CCG's full annual report can be viewed here.

At the end of the presentation, questions were left open to members of the public, and the AGM was concluded by Dr Majid. 

Questions were asked by residents about IT and sharing care records; social prescribing; and how soon we are likely to be able to meet NHS standards that we missed in 2017/18.

The answers covered how Lewisham health and care partners are sharing care records and investing in the Population Health and Care system.

There was an acknowledgement that currently social prescribing is a small percentage of our spend. But there is a very serious aspiration for different parts of the NHS, with our partners, playing a much bigger role in prevention in Lewisham.

Our MD Martin Wilkinson, said that unfortunately we are still not meeting some of those targets and it is unlikely we will meet them this year. It is going to take some time but we are committed to getting there.

To do this we want to do more co-production with the voluntary sector and community organisations. There is an acknowledgement that currently social prescribing is a small percentage of our spend. But there is a very serious aspiration for different parts of the NHS, with our partners, playing a much bigger role in prevention in Lewisham.