Fylde and Wyre health leaders have once again been held up as an example of good practice after the local NHS clinical commissioning group (CCG) was selected to appear in the 2015/16 edition of The Parliamentary Review.

Established by former minister The Rt Hon David Curry shortly after the 2010 General Election, The Parliamentary Review’s September release has become a key fixture in the political calendar.

NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG features alongside The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Philip Hammond, and a small number of outstanding organisations in the Healthcare edition.

CCG chair Mary Dowling said: “The Review was particularly interested in our strong engagement programme and how we are working together with other local agencies to develop new and improved ways of caring for patients.

“To be invited to contribute to this year’s edition is a real honour.”

The publication of The Parliamentary Review follows the CCG twice being shortlisted for the Health Service Journal’s CCG of the Year Award and recently being rated ‘outstanding’ by NHS England – one of just 10 CCGs in the country to receive the highest rating.

The main aim of The Review is to showcase best practice as a learning tool to the public and private sector, with this edition aimed particularly at leading policymakers and executives within healthcare.

Alongside pieces from the selected representatives and an introduction from the Chancellor, it contains a look back at the year in Westminster and Healthcare, with the political commentary written by BBC parliamentary correspondent Mark D’Arcy.

Editor of The Parliamentary Review, The Rt Hon David Curry, said: “Each of the representatives brings something very different to the table, while at the same time capitalising on the collective wisdom of their industry.

“There may be choppy waters ahead but organisations across the country would be well-advised to keep an eye on the representatives in this year’s Review when deciding how to set their sails.”

Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Philip Hammond, concurred: “The message we take to the world is this. We are the same outward-looking, globally-minded, big-thinking country we have always been – and we remain very firmly open for business.”

The Parliamentary Review’s publication is marked by gala events at the House of Commons on 19 and 23 September.


Notes:

  • NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for planning and buying health services in the area to meet patients’ needs. This is known as ‘commissioning’.
  • Led by family doctors (GPs), the CCG currently serves a population of 152,000 people across approximately 320 sq km of coast and countryside. The majority live in the urban towns of Fleetwood, Thornton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham and Lytham St Annes, but a significant proportion live in rural villages.
  • The CCG receives a set amount of money from the government and is committed to spending this wisely for the benefit of local people.
  • Giving you more choice is a priority of the modern NHS. More information is available at fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/choice
  • The NHS Constitution sets out your rights as an NHS patient: nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/NHSConstitution/Pages/Overview.aspx
  • There are many ways to get involved in health service developments, including joining our Influence membership scheme or your practice’s patient participation group.