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1 NHS in North Durham 2013 Sue Jacques Chief Executive

2 The NHS - a complicated picture!

3 NHS changes - summary: PCTs, strategic health authorities and the Health Protection Agency abolished Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) take on responsibilities for commissioning mainly hospital-based and other non-primary care health services NHS England has a national, regional and local presence and takes on many some PCT responsibilities e.g. primary care services, specialised commissioning and emergency planning.

4 NHS changes - summary: Local authorities take on new roles in relation to public health and health improvement Public Health England (PHE) is established as an Executive Agency of the Department of Health and will include the remit of the former Health Protection Agency.

5 Key organisations in North Durham North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

6 North Durham CCG 31 GP practices Three “constituencies” Chester-le-Street Derwentside Durham

7 What is commissioning? understanding local health needs agreeing plans and priorities to improve health developing and designing services purchasing the best providers of healthcare local to population needs robustly managing provider contracts against agreed standards

8 What is a clinical commissioning group? Commissioning health services for the local population: Community Acute Mental health and learning disability Responsible for all patients Work with other NHS bodies Reduce inequalities Involve patients and carers

9 About 8,000 staff Serving 600,000 population Around 500,000 patient contacts every year An integrated care organisation County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

10 County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Health and well being Health improvement and prevention Community services Six community hospitals 80 locations around our localities People’s homes Acute hospital services Darlington Memorial Hospital University Hospital of North Durham Planned hospital services Bishop Auckland Hospital




14 Recent projects in North Durham Chemotherapy day unit, Shotley Bridge Urgent care, University Hospital Vascular theatre, University Hospital Stroke centralisation, University Hospital Reducing admissions from care homes

15 R In the News… Maureen Ward, from Ushaw Moor, is very pleased with her treatment: “I couldn’t have had a better experience,” she said. Got a story? Gynaecology closer to home at Chester-le-Street Hospital

16 Some other key organisations… Monitor Care Quality Commission Health and Wellbeing Boards Healthwatch NHS Commissioning Board North East Commissioning Support Department of Health Public Health England Durham County Council

17 Foundation Trust membership Have you joined yet?


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