Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group
Patient and Public Involvement at Rushcliffe CCG
NHS Rushcliffe CCG has a well-established and embedded culture promoting Patient and Public Involvement (PPI), however, there is always room for improvement. The CCG is actively seeking continual improvement and new ways to reach the wider population. The results of our Patient Survey conducted over the summer has highlighted that there are different segments of the population with very different views and that representation of these segments is therefore key to successful engagement.
With this in mind, we are looking for new members for the following roles within the Patient Cabinet:
• Children and Families
• Teenagers and Students
• Working age (mostly but not exclusively 40-55)
We will be producing information packs about the roles shortly. We also want to explore different ways to engage which does not always involve attending meetings.
Information on getting involved is also available via our website at the following link http://www.rushcliffeccg.nhs.uk/get-involved
NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for commissioning hospital, community and mental health services for the local population of Rushcliffe, following the close down of the primary care trust in March 2013. The CCG works closely with the district and county council and other agencies to develop and deliver strategies that improve the local health and wellbeing.
NHS Rushcliffe CCG is a membership organisation of 12 GP practices in the area and is supported by a small management team. The Governing Body, which leads the organisation, includes GPs, a hospital consultant, a nurse and lay members. Governing Body meetings are held in public. Details can be found here or by calling 0115 8837880.
NHS Rushcliffe CCG has been authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board. This follows a rigorous and robust assessment, where the CCG demonstrated that it was able to commission safely, manage its finances, improve quality and reduce inequality.
Working collaboratively with other CCGs
IVF/ICSI Policy, Treat Pathway and Referral Form
The New IVF/ICSI policy, along with the treatment pathway and Referral Form have been uploaded to the Rushcliffe CCG website
Please click on the link on the following link to view http://www.rushcliffeccg.nhs.uk/ccg-commissioning-policies
The safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults is of paramount importance to NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). We work closely with other CCG’s across Nottinghamshire to ensure that all of the services we commission ensure high quality safe effective care.
The following measures ensure that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults is given priority and is discharged effectively across the whole local health economy through commissioning arrangements: –
- Executive level CCG membership of both Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children and Adult Boards which ensures that safeguarding is at the forefront of service planning.
- Senior CCG membership of Nottinghamshire Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).
- Close collaboration with the Local Authority to assess and ensure the provision of co-ordinated integrated services to meet the needs of the local population, including specialist services for vulnerable groups.
- Ensuring that safeguarding children and adult strategies and associated policies are in place, including safe recruitment of staff, a whistle-blowing policy and safeguarding training and supervision policies.
- Ensuring that providers of services are held to account through regular review of safeguarding arrangements through quality scrutiny processes.
- Designated nurse and doctors in post to offer professional expertise and advice around safeguarding matters.
If you have concerns that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused, call Nottinghamshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0300 500 8090 during the following hours:
- 8.30 am – 5.00 pm – Monday to Thursday
- 8.30 am – 4.30 pm – Friday
- Fax number: 01623 483 295
- To submit an on line concern form, log onto www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/MASH
In an emergency, outside of these hours contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 456 4546 or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.
Organisations in Nottinghamshire have worked together to develop The Nottinghamshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Procedures and Guidance for Adults and Children, these can be found on the following websites: –
These websites also provide further information on
- Who is vulnerable
- The different types of abuse
- The signs of possible abuse
- What to do if you have concerns
- The investigation procedure
- Annual reports
- Serious case reviews
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Since December 2011, partners across Nottinghamshire including the County Council, police, health, probation trust, fire & rescue service and others have been working to establish a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).
The MASH, one of the largest of its kind in the UK, is Nottinghamshire’s first point of contact for all safeguarding concerns regarding vulnerable children and adults raised by professionals, members of the public or family members. Staff are able to collate information from a range of different sources swiftly and accurately, allowing better informed decisions to be made. As a result, agencies are able to act quickly, in a more co-ordinated and consistent way, ensuring that vulnerable children and adults are kept safe.
Safeguarding Policy and Strategy
NHS Rushcliffe CCG works with other commissioning organisations in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County to prioritise the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults across all commissioned and contracted services. A policy and strategy have been developed please see below:
Domestic Violence statement
NHS Rushcliffe CCG as a member of the Nottingham Health and Wellbeing Board and Safeguarding Children and Adult Boards supports the commissioning of services to support victims and survivors of domestic abuse. A CCG statement regarding Domestic Violence has been developed please see below: