Newly-merged organisations taken out of ‘special measures’

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 April 2018

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Two ‘inadequate’ groups responsible for healthcare in Somerset have been taken out of special measures after merging.

North Somerset and South Gloucestershre Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) were both handed the poor rating after an inspection by NHS England.

Director of commissioning operations in the South West at NHSE South West, Rachel Pearce, said: “An application was made to lift the imposed ‘special measures’ in both North Somerset and Gloucestershire.

“This was reviewed and has been approved by NHS England ahead of the merger of these organisations.”

The CCGs are responsible for paying for and providing health services across the area, from 
care in hospitals to community services.

Groups are judged on leadership, performance, finance, planning and delegated functions and North Somerset CCG was one of nine around the country to be placed in special measures.

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