Under the National Health Service Act 2006, CCGs have a statutory duty to involve the public in commissioning.
NHS England has a legal duty to assess how well each CCG has discharged its public involvement duty, as well as a commitment to supporting continuous improvement in public participation.
For 2018/2019 NHS Manchester CCG has been rated Green Star which is Outstanding. This is a continued improvement from the 2017/2018 rating of Good.
Ian Williamson, Chief Accountable Officer stated “I am delighted with this achievement. We take our patient and community engagement very seriously, so it is a really positive sign to receive this independent external recognition – Green Star and Outstanding! Well done to our staff and thanks to all of our volunteers and partners for their involvement and support”.
Further information about the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework (IAF) Patient and Community Engagement Indicator can be found here.