Influencing the CCG Assurance Framework

Closed 5 Aug 2013

Opened 8 Jul 2013


In May, NHS England published the ‘CCG Assurance Framework' (outline proposals and interim arrangements)’.  This document, tested early on with some CCG leaders, represents NHS England’s initial proposal for how CCG assurance will be undertaken.

Through this framework, we want to assure that CCGs are working to improve services and quality of care for patients, as well as realising their full potential in becoming ‘great’ CCGs and getting the best possible outcomes for their local populations.

This survey is a simple, structured way of providing feedback on the proposals contained in the document.

Why We Are Consulting

We will use this feedback in the development and construction of the final CCG Assurance Framework to be issued in the autumn. We strongly encourage all those with an interest in the CCG assurance process to take the opportunity to provide your views and we look forward to hearing from you.

Please read the draft ‘CCG Assurance Framework'  before you comment.

Please answer the following questions choosing the response that is most relevant to you.

What Happens Next

Thank you for your input.  The CCG Assurance Team will collate the results and your feedback will be used to inform the final CCG Assurance Framework


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