Every year the CCG sets out its commissioning intentions. This is in the form of a letter that goes to our partners who provide healthcare services, to inform business plans and contracts. Our commissioning intentions drive improved outcomes for patients, and transform the design and delivery of care, within the resources available.
During the development of our commissioning intentions, we held a workshop on 26 September 2018 with our Strategic Patient Partners to test whether our intentions were fit for purpose, as well as understandable and accessible to members of the public.
On the whole, our Strategic Patient Partners were happy with our drafted proposals. The main questions were around any patchwork provision, which in simple terms refers to any gaps where a service may be available in one part of our area but not currently in another. We assured our Strategic Patient Partners that this is a high priority for us and there is currently a review to understand which services may be affected by such a situation.