What Are Our Priorities and How Are We Doing

Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews

NHS West Essex CCG Constitution

The Constitution sets out the arrangements made by NHS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group to meet its responsibilities for commissioning care for the people for whom it is responsible. It describes the governing principles, rules and procedures that the Group will establish to ensure probity and accountability in the day to day running of the Group; to ensure that decisions are taken in an open and transparent way and that the interests of patients and the public remain central to the goals of the Group.

Annual Report

West Essex CCG has now been established for our first financial year, which runs from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014, inclusive. All NHS organisations are required by law to publish annual reports, detailing financial accounts, and to present them in public at an Annual General Meeting (AGM). The final annual report is also submitted to NHS England after internal sign-off. Our annual report and accounts for this financial year can be found in the attached below. The purpose of this document is to look back at our key achievements, work areas and finances over our first year as a statutory body, as well as plans and priorities for the coming year and beyond. 

Annual Business Plan, Strategic Direction and Documents

Integrated Plan

Plan on a Page

Operational Plan

Performance Targets (KPI's) + Performance Framework

For West Essex CCG Performance Framework please go to our Board papers, available in our document library

Clinical Governance

The CCG’s clinical governance is located on website

Care Quality Commission - Annual Check Results

The independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, who make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve. Details of inspections on services and providers commissioned by West Essex CCG are available on the CQC website.

Audit Reports

For our audit reports see attached link to our Board papers.

Service Users Survey's

Governing Body Meetings

For information on our public meetings of the Governing Body, including future dates, attendance guidance and previous Board meeting papers and minutes please visit Board Meetings in Public

Equality and Diversity

Promoting equality and equity are at the heart of NHS West Essex CCG’s values – ensuring that the organisation exercises fairness in all that it does and that no community or group is left behind in the improvements that will be made to health outcomes across the country.

NHS West Essex CCG will continue to work internally, and in partnership with colleagues within the Department of Health and the wider NHS, to ensure that advancing equality and diversity is central to how it conducts its business as an organisation.

Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

Under the Health & Social Care Act 2012, NHS West Essex CCG is, from 1st of April 2013, statutorily responsible for ensuring that West Essex CCG and organisations, from which we commission services, provide a safe system that safeguards children and vulnerable adults. This includes specific responsibilities for looked after children and for supporting the Child Death Overview Process.

Further information can be below: 

Safeguarding Policy for Children

document Safeguarding Policy for Adults (68 KB)

Freedom of Information Performance

We expect to update this section quarterly with information about how we have performed when responding to Freedom of Information enquiries.


  Received In time Breached
Quarter 1 (April – June) 54 35 1
Quarter 2 (July – September) 49 51 3
Quarter 3 (October – December) 47 52 1
Quarter 4 (January – March) 46 45 1
Total 196 185 8


  Received In time Breached
Quarter 1 (April – June) 45 34 0
Quarter 2 (July – September) 55 58 0
Quarter 3 (October – December) 48 51 0
Quarter 4 (January – March) 47 47 0
Total 195 186 0