CCG staff ‘strive to make services the best they can be’

The leaders of Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have thanked the “hard work and dedication” of CCG staff as they review the achievements and challenges of 2017-18 in the Annual Report and Accounts.

The document, published last week, sees Chief Officer Tracey Cox and Clinical Chair Ian Orpen reflecting that the last financial year was challenging both locally and nationally, but that their staff in B&NES “strive every day to make services the best they can be”.

“Despite these challenges, you will see we have continued to increase the range of services available in the community such as the Falls Rapid Response Service and the development of an Early Home Visiting Service, which both support the resilience of primary care,” they said.

“We also achieved some significant improvements in health care services such as reducing the number of antibiotic prescriptions across B&NES. We have continued to focus on prevention with the introduction of a health optimisation scheme to encourage people to lose weight and stop smoking prior to planned procedures.”

You can read the full report here.

If you would like to know more about the work of the CCG and find out about opportunities to get involved and have your say, why not come along to our Annual General Meeting in September. More details will be published nearer the time.