Public Health England’s and NHS England’s Rightcare programme has today released its new ‘neurology focus packs’ tailored to each individual clinical commissioning group (CCG). The new packs build on the 2016/17 ‘Commissioning for value packs’ which were sent to each CCG earlier this year, identifying local opportunities for improving the value of services and delivering better patient outcomes.
Each CCG will receive its own individual focus pack with detailed information on neurology spend and activity, including breakdowns of spending on elective and non-elective admissions, and a range of condition-specific information on admissions rates. This data also contributes to an ‘opportunity table’ which identifies the best opportunities for improving value and outcomes locally, using comparable CCGs as a point of reference.
These packs are a great opportunity for CCGs to identify how to deliver the biggest improvements in health outcomes and value of services for people living with neurological conditions. It is vital that commissioners take advantage of this opportunity to understand how well they are performing in comparison to other local areas, and to ensure that improving neurology services is built into their strategic plans. For more information and links to the data packs, please see the Commissioning for Value website. The packs can be accessed by following the links to the different commissioning regions.