On 1 April 2020, the eight former clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Kent and Medway merged to become NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group.
The below annual reports and accounts are for each of the individual CCGs in the county, covering the financial year from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.
The NHS Oversight Framework Patient and Community Engagement Indicator
Under the National Health Service Act 2006 (later amended by the Health and Social Care Act 2012), CCGs have a statutory duty to involve the public in commissioning (section 14Z2). Click here to see the statutory guidance for ccgs and nhs england
Annually NHS England assesses how well each CCG has done in discharging its public involvement duty (section 14Z2), in 2019/20 the eight CCGs made their first collective submission as Kent and Medway and were all awarded a rag rating of Green with 11 points. Please see the letters confirming this below.
Mental Health Investment Standard (MHIS)
Below the annual reports, you will also find documents showing how each of the previous clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Kent and Medway met the Mental Health Investment Standard.
A requirement from NHS England and NHS Improvement, all clinical commissioning groups must demonstrate how their investment in mental health services for the year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 increased at a faster rate than their overall programme funding.
Each CCG is required to publish a statement about whether they have met their obligations to the MHIS.
The statements for the individual Kent and Medway CCGs are provided below, together with independent assurance reports produced in connection with each CCG’s statement for the year ending 31 March 2019.