Our plans and objectives

Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge CCGs have shared a set of corporate objectives over the past three years, reflecting our increasingly collaborative approach.

We have had a challenging few years, and our objectives have reflected our particular priorities, namely tackling the referral to treatment delays at BHRUT and in addressing the deterioration in our financial position last year.

We recognise though that we cannot solve our system challenges by working alone. We understood the importance of this and made an early and successful bid with our system partners for devolution status.

The right foundations for us to build our integrated care system are in place and the imperative is clear given the financial and quality challenges from both a provider and commissioner perspective. With the support of our regulators, we plan to accelerate system working this year – and we think this will be the key to delivering what all our three governing body members agree is our key objective – delivering quality, safe and compassionate care for local people – underpinned by patient engagement.

Our objectives build on those agreed last year and are as follows:

  • High quality safe and compassionate care for all commissioned services – delivering better outcomes for local people
  • Transforming care and meeting constitutional standards through building on our current programmes for planned and unplanned care with a cross-cutting focus on key population and priority groups, such as older people and those with long term conditions.
  • Development of our integrated care system, through a collaborative population based solution to our system challenges of quality and resources.
  • Secure financial recovery, meeting our control total agreed with NHSE, and agreeing a realistic plan to achieve financial balance
  • Continued implementation of our agreed Primary Care Transformation Strategy, recognising primary care as the foundation of our integrated care system

You can read more in the paper that went to our Governing Bodies in May 2018.

Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention Programme

QIPP – Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention – is a large scale transformational programme for the NHS, involving all NHS staff, clinicians, patients and the voluntary sector. It will improve the quality of care the NHS delivers while making efficiency savings so that money can be reinvested in frontline care.

The national QIPP workstreams fit into three key areas identified in order to deliver the quality and productivity challenge.  

1. Commissioning and pathways

  • Safe care
  • Right care
  • Long term conditions
  • Urgent care
  • End of life care

2. Provider efficiency

  • Back office efficiency and optimal management
  • Productive care
  • Medicines use and procurement

3. System enablers

  • Primary care contracting and primary care commissioning
  • Technology and digital vision
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At each CCG governing body meeting, a finance report is presented which covers:

  • Acute revenue – which includes a report on how our local hospitals are performing and what their costs are
  • Non- acute revenue – which includes a report on how our local primary care services are performing and what their costs are
  • A report on the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Performance programme (QIPP) show where efficiency savings have been made
  • Capital expenditure includes estates and infrastructure
  • A statement of financial position and cash flow

You can see the latest governing body papers here.

Clinical commissioning Groups need to procure and locally appoint their own auditors for the year 2017-18 and subsequent financial years; as well as managing the contracts going forward. This notice relates to the appointment of External Auditors for the following clinical commissioning groups (CCGs): The East London (WEL/BHR) CCGs collaborated to procure External Audit Services (EAS) to start from 1 April 2017 up until 31 March 2020. More information on this can be found here.

Page last updated 08 October 2018