Agenda item

Developing the NHS Leeds CCG Annual Report 2021-22

To consider the report of the Communications Lead, NHS Leeds CCG on the process of developing the NHS Leeds CCG Annual Report 2021-22.



The report of the Communications Lead, NHS Leeds CCG, provided the Board with an update on the process of developing the NHS Leeds CCG Annual Report 2021-22. NHS England requires all NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to produce annual reports in a prescribed format to a specific timescale and, as the national timescale does not align with the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board meetings, the report outlined the process followed in line with what was agreed for the previous years, to ensure that HWB members are appropriately consulted.


In introducing the item, Councillor Venner acknowledged the key contribution of the Leeds NHS CCG (and the former structure of Leeds 3 CCG’s) to the work of the Health and Wellbeing Board in tackling health inequalities and noted the CCG had consistently been rated outstanding, an achievement to be proud of in a complex city like Leeds.


Dr Jason Broch Clinical Chair, NHS Leeds CCG, provided a presentation on the development of the report which focussed on:

-  Leeds’ place-based partnership approach and how the CCG worked together with health and care sector partners

-  Performance highlights, including the response to the pandemic, work to address health inequalities, work in the mental health care sector and also primary care.

-  The progress made on delivering the Healthy Leeds Plan.

-  The impact of the pandemic on peoples experience of health care; on meeting service targets and developing recovery plans alongside winter pressures with every service setting being at or above capacity.

-  The challenges faced by the workforce in terms of their personal finances, virtual working, impact of Covid-19 on their health and workload and the difficult circumstances of incidents of patient abuse.

-  The legacy of the CCG structure which brought the voices of patients’ and clinical leads into decision making and supported the evolution of partnership working in both statutory and non-statutory settings.


Discussions covered the following matters:

·  CCG performance targets and comparable data with other cities – The Board heard that Leeds was in a good position in relation to meeting performance targets but noted that it was difficult to compare like for like with other cities. Consideration of what the city requires to successfully deliver health and care services was of equal importance and work on the issues raised by participants in the Big Leeds Chat will support the successful delivery of care.


·  Patient flow and access to Mental Health support services were identified as areas of focus for the future.


·  The Leeds Pound approach; the need to focus collective NHS and Public Health spending to ensure that partnership provides the biggest benefit for the most people.


·  The role of Public Health and the Third Sector within the Integrated Care Board decision making process



a)  To note the process to develop the NHS Leeds CCG draft annual report.

b)  To note the extent to which NHS Leeds CCG has contributed to the delivery of the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-2021.

c)  To note the recording of this acknowledgement in the NHS Leeds CCG’s annual reports according to statutory requirement.


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