Diagnostic tool for emerging clinical commissioning groups

A new developmental, self-assessment tool to enable emerging clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to understand and reflect upon their values, culture, behaviours and wider organisational health has now been made available.

The tool has been developed in partnership with the NHS and primary care organisations through a series of events and clinical interviews. It is an interactive, computer-based product that allows members of your leadership team to assess the capability of your emerging CCG across six domains, identify for themselves their development needs and access further resources and examples of good practice.

The tool is intended to encourage conversations about the roles and responsibilities that will be expected of CCGs as statutory bodies and your readiness to take these on.
It will be up to you whether and how you use the tool and the information produced will belong to you, although you may choose to share the outputs with others.

The tool includes some of the key areas that are likely to be required for authorisation, and also provides insight into how you can create vibrant organisations that can continually improve beyond the point of authorisation.

Initially, the tool is available as an interactive spreadsheet, in response to demand from pathfinders for early access to the tool. The content, examples and language in this version have been tested and refined with emerging CCGs in the NHS South East Coast and NHS East Midlands. By autumn 2011 we expect a fully web-based version to be made available.

We recommend its use to emerging CCGs early on in their journey to support their organisational development over the next 12/18 months. Help using the tool and supporting information will be available from PCT clusters.

>> Download Diagnostic tool for emerging clinical commissioning groups (XLS 5mb)
>> See Diagnostic tool for emerging CCGs – supporting information (PDF 330kb)

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