NHS West Suffolk CCG

01284 750810 West Suffolk House, Western Way , Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3YU



  • WS CCG Annual Report

About Our Services

We are a team of GPs and health professionals working on behalf of all GPs in West Suffolk. We have full responsibility for a budget of £268.6 million to buy and manage health care for the 240,621 local residents in the WSCCG area, which stretches from Sudbury, Haverhill, Brandon and Stanton to Botesdale, Woolpit and Newmarket.

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WS CCG Annual Report

The CCG was launched in April 2013 and has brought together GPs from across West Suffolk who share a vision to deliver high quality, fully integrated healthcare, while ensuring patients have a say in the services they receive.
We have made some significant achievements, including major improvements to stroke services, cancer care and mental health provision.
Children and young people have also benefited, with plans in place for autism services for teenagers and two nurses for asthma and epilepsy. The CCG has helped the local NHS, the voluntary sector and social care to work more closely together to provide people
with more efficient, joined-up services.  We have supported the provision of services from West Suffolk Hospital into Haverhill. In autumn 2014 we will open
a new community health centre for Sudbury and its surrounding area.

We have worked to spend money wisely, making changes where needed and investing in plans, shaped by the public, our partners and clinicians. As
well as helping to deliver improved services, this has ensured we remained within our £273.3m budget.

We have made it our priority to listen to our member practices and the people we serve, and have used their comments to help set our priorities. Based on this feedback, we have started to develop more integrated working in West Suffolk so that people:

• will not have to navigate around a complex system to find the right information, care or services that
they need;
• will have their health and care needs identified before a crisis occurs;
• will have access to a range of local services that focus on supporting people to self-care and supporting primary prevention;
• will have more control and choice over their care;
• will have a named person when they need help who will ensure that the system works effectively, with a
single care record.

A recent NHS England commissioned survey has highlighted West Suffolk CCG as being one of the best clinical commissioning groups in the country for stakeholder engagement. We have invested in new services for the people of West Suffolk, based upon
the feedback we have received from patients and the public.

Examples include:
• psychiatric liaison service at West Suffolk Hospital;
• eating disorder service for young people;
• autism service;
• primary mental health workers to support young people;
• Memory Assessment Clinic capacity;
• 24/7 Hyper Acute Stroke services and Early Supported Discharge;
• family carer advisers for GPs;
• cancer nurses in primary care;
• asthma and epilepsy nurses;
• paediatric advice line for GPs to consultants at West Suffolk NHS Hospital Foundation Trust;
• breastfeeding support;
• schemes to improve the performance of our urgent care system.

We have successfully delivered most of the patients’ rights as set out in the NHS Constitution, including:

• maximum of 18 weeks from referral to treatment;
• cancer waiting times for referral and treatment;
• admission, transfer or discharge within 4 hours from arrival at emergency department.

We are proud of the NHS in West Suffolk and want to continue to deliver the best possible care in the future.
Although there will be challenges ahead, we will face them with integrity and build on the solid foundations
we have already put in place as we continue to drive through further improvements for the people we serve.

Dr Christopher Browning
Chair, West Suffolk CCG

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Last updated on 11 July 2014.

Last updated on 11 July 2014.

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