Thursday, 25 August 2016

CCGs rated best and worst for tackling health inequalities

CCGs rated best and worst for tackling health inequalities New indicators have revealed large variation in CCGs’ performance in tackling health inequalities in their area, which are said to have led to 264,000 excess hospitalisations over the past financial year.

The indicators of how well the NHS is tackling health inequality across the country have now been adopted by the NHS and have just been rolled out as part of the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group Improvement and Assessment Framework, launched earlier this year.

They focus on emergency hospitalisation for patients with long-term conditions such as dementia, diabetes, respiratory and heart diseases, and are designed to help local NHS managers reduce potentially avoidable A&E admissions arising from social inequality. OnMedica

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