Key Documents

NHS North Durham CCG Annual Report and Accounts 2015/16.  NHS North Durham CCG Annual Report 2015-16


NHS North Durham CCG Annual Report and Accounts 2014 – 2015. North Durham CCG_ANNUAL_REPORT_ACCOUNTS_2014-15


NHS North Durham CCG Local Digital Roadmap The Local Digital Roadmap (LDR) has been developed in response to national requirements of NHS England.  CCGs were asked to produce an LDR which set out how they would achieve the ambition of ‘paper-free at the point of care’ by 2020. Operating paper-free at the point of care is about ensuring health and care professionals have access to digital information that is more comprehensive, more timely and better quality, both within and across care settings.  The LDR makes a joint commitment and sets out how health and care partners within the County Durham and Darlington footprint aim to achieve this ambition.  The LDR below was submitted to NHS England at the end of June 2016.

NHS North Durham CCG Local Digital Roadmap Submission


NHS North Durham CCG Business Information Services, Benefits Summary North Durham CCG Business Information Services Benefits Summary 1.4.2015 – 31.3.2016


Urgent Care Services in North Durham: Public Engagement Report to Inform the NHS North Durham CCG Model of Urgent Care You can view the document here.


NHS England – Five Year Forward View The Five Year Forward View document published by NHS England can be seen here.


North Durham CCG Draft Commissioning Intentions. Please note these high level commissioning intentions are draft and are subject to change as engagement with stakeholders is progressed.  Feedback from stakeholders will inform the final prioritised list of intentions. North Durham Draft Commissioning Intentions December 2014


Information Governance Strategy The Information Governance strategy here sets out the approach to be taken within the CCG to provide a robust Information Governance framework and to fulfil its overall objectives. Information Governance requirements ensure that best practise is implemented and on-going awareness is evident across the CCG. The CCG is committed to ensuring that all records and information are dealt with legally, securely, efficiently and effectively.


County Durham Mental Health Implementation Plan This document is the County Durham Mental Health Implementation Plan for the national strategy “No Health without Mental Health” which sets out how, over the next 3 years, we intend to develop and improve Mental Health services covering all ages across the county. It also outlines what our local priorities will be in order to achieve positive outcomes in line with the requirements and objectives of the national strategy.  County Durham Mental Health Implementation Plan


Denison Organisational Culture Survey Results As part of our commitment to organizational development we undertook the Denison Organisational Culture Survey. A summary of the results is available for you to view below. North Durham CCG Dennison Organisational Culture Survey Results


The Clinical Quality Strategy 2014-2017 sets out the structured approach to clinical quality and continuous improvement within the CCG. The strategy is twofold to both  obtain assurance regarding our commissioned services and also ensure best use of evidence and patient experience to design and procure new services for our patient population. Clinical quality strategy 2014-2017


Annual Report and Accounts 2013/2014 05. COM-AGM-14-08 NHS North Durham CCG Annual Report and Annual Accounts 2013-14 combined


Safeguarding Declaration CCG Safeguarding Declaration


Safeguarding Adults Policy The policy aims to ensure all CCG staff are aware of their specific roles and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding adults and know how and when to raise a concern.  It also outlines the role of the Named and Designated professionals. The policy is designed to take into account the principles identified within the Care Act Guidance 2014 and the “Safeguarding Vulnerable People in the Reformed NHS: Accountability and Assurance Framework 2013. As a commissioning organisation the CCG has an explicit responsibility to ensure provider compliance around adult safeguarding, this is clearly identified within the policy. CO15 – Safeguarding Adults Policy

Please note that there is a separate policy for use within primary care.


Whistleblowing policy.The CCG encourages all individuals to raise any concerns that they may have about the conduct of others in the organisation or the way in which it is run.  We also support the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign and its petition here, Protection for whistleblowers. Whistleblowing policy


CCG Assurance framework. The process used by NHS England to monitor and gain assurance on the performance of CCGs. CCG Assurance Framework


Securing Quality in Health Services  in formerly Acute Services Quality Legacy Project Securing Quality in Health Services


Maintaining quality during transition Quality handover document – Maintaining quality during transition


Quality handover document Quality handover document


Contracts list North Durham CCG Contract List – 2015-16


Stakeholder survey summary report. Part of the authorisation process is the CCG authorisation 360° stakeholder survey, which was conducted with a broad range of stakeholders connected to each CCG. This document is a summary of the results. North Durham CCG Stakeholder Survey summary report


Equality Strategy 2014 – 2016. This strategy sets out our commitment to ensuring that Equality and Human Rights are integral to everything we do, whether that is employing people, developing policies, communicating, consulting or involving people in our work. Equality Strategy 2014-2016 NHS North Durham CCG


North Durham CCG Communication and Engagement Strategy 2017 – 2019. This strategy sets out how North Durham CCG will communicate, engage and manage relationships with stakeholders including the public, service users, local communities and a range of partners. Comms and Eng Strategy 2017 – 19 FINAL (2)


Clear and Credible Plan 2012 – 2017. This plan outlines who we are, what we are going to change and why, how we are going to change services, our financial overview and how we will measure success to deliver our shared vision, strategic aims and outcomes over the next five years. North Durham CCG Clear and Credible Plan 2012-17 FINAL


County Durham Joint Strategic Needs Assesment.  The purpose of the County Durham Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is to provide a detailed overview of the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the people of County Durham. The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 placed a statutory duty on Local Authorities and Primary Care Trusts to produce a JSNA of the health and wellbeing needs of the local population. County Durham Joint Strategic Needs Assesment


Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2015 – 2018.  This is the refreshed Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for County Durham. The strategy outlines a three year vision for improving health and wellbeing, and addressing health inequalities in the county. Joint Health and Wellbeing strategy 2015 18


Declaration of Compliance. This document forms part of our authorisation application and self-certificates a number of areas we are required to comply with as part of our statutory responsibilities, such as procurement and sustainability. Declaration of compliance


County Durham and Darlington Public Health Annual Report 2011 – 2012. This report focuses on key areas of work for public health, such as lifestyle issues or the diseases that cause people in our communities to die prematurely. It describes the progress Public Health have made since 2006. It also identifies the further work to be done in order to improve the health and wellbeing of the people who live in County Durham and Darlington and reduce health inequalities. County Durham and Darlington Public Health Annual Report 2011-12


North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Constitution

North Durham CCG Constitution

Terms of Reference


North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Dementia Strategy 2015/17 Dementia Strategy 2015-2017 FINAL


Collaborative working and information  sharing protocol. The County Durham Protocol for collaborative working and information sharing between professionals to protect vulnerable adults and children 2014  was developed  across the partner agencies of County Durham Local Safeguarding Adults and Children’s Board to enable collaborative working between services and agencies to protect vulnerable adults and children. Collaborative working and information sharing protocol – Approved at GB 140927  


North Durham CCG Annual Audit Letter – our external auditors, Deloitte LLP, have summarised the outcome of the audit of the CCG’s 2013/14 annual accounts and their work on the value for money conclusion. RA-14-46-1_North_Durham_CCG_AAL_2013-14


A local Memorandum of Understanding (MoU): Working Together to Support Young Carers and their Families.Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)


Value Based Clinical Commissioning Policy

VBCCP – APRIL 2017 – FINAL

Rightcare Shared Decision Making Toolkit

Please find attached the Rightcare Shared Decision Making Toolkits which should be discussed with patients for the following procedures as per the VBCCP and VBC Checker.

Carpal tunnel syndrome updated january 2017

Inguinal hernia updated january 2017

Glue ear updated january 2017

Osteoarthritis of the Hip updated february 2017

Heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) updated january 2017

Osteoarthritis of the Knee updated february 2017


 

County Durham Children and Young People’s Mental Health, Emotional Wellbeing Transformation Plan – This document sets out the local plan to make it easier for children, young people, parents and carers to access help and support when needed and  improve how children and young people’s mental health services are organised, commissioned and provided. Please note, an easy read version of the plan is in development and will be available in the near future. County Durham Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Transformational Plan


North Durham Primary Care Strategy Implementation Plan

The plan sets out development of the workforce and infrastructure to deliver Care closer to home and to support General Practice to work with each other to deliver high quality, cost effective Primary Care. The implementation plan is also  commission clinically effective planned and unplanned out of hospital care.

North Durham Primary Care Strategy Implementation Plan


Medicines Optimisation Strategy

Medicines Optimisation Strategy


Independent Investigation into the care and treatment of MR

This is the independent investigation into the care and treatment of MR, who was involved in an incident with another resident at a care home. MR was in receipt of mental health services provided by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

The associated NHS action plans have been published by North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.


NHS North Durham CCG  Bribery Act

Bribery Act statement ND

Bribery Act 2010