NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

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Hereford Times: Hereford Times' Health & Social Care Awards 2020

NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group is proud to be supporting the third annual Health and Social Care Awards for Herefordshire.

We believe these awards to be an important initiative in showcasing the hard work of NHS and other health and care staff across Herefordshire who work tirelessly to ensure the health and wellbeing of our population.
This year, we are sponsoring the Dementia Care Worker of the Year category. Dementia is an important strategic priority for us, from developing and commissioning the best services possible for our population, ensuring that people are signposted to the correct expertise for early diagnosis, through to supporting those living with dementia and those that care for them.

We want to highlight the dedication that those caring for someone living with dementia bring to their role, and hopefully raise the profile and in turn see increase in support available to those who look after someone once they are diagnosed.

We hope that people will show their appreciation for the health and care workforce in our county by participating in the awards and sending in nominations to recognise the dedication of the many thousands of staff who work in the health and care sector in the county.
NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group is the NHS body responsible for planning, commissioning (buying) and monitoring healthcare services designed to meet the needs of local people. The CCG is clinically led by doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals.

We are formed of 83 member GP practices and we are responsible for buying health services for 792,000 people across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Specifically, this means we are responsible for:

Planning and developing health services
Paying for services (also known as ‘commissioning’), for example we buy hospital, community and mental health services
Monitoring the quality of the services and care provided to our patients.  

Through our GP networks and wider engagement, we talk to local people to monitor our current services and to plan for the future so we can deliver the right health and care services at the right time in the right place for our population.

We also work closely with other NHS bodies, local authorities, Healthwatch Herefordshire and a wide range of other organisations from the voluntary and community sector. These partnerships are vital to our success.

Our key priorities are to tackle health factors linked to deprivation and health inequality
together with continuing support for other core areas, such as dementia, mental health and
learning disabilities, cancer care, urgent and elective care and primary care (General Practice) and community services.

We want to ensure we continue to target resources at areas where they will have the biggest impact on improving health outcomes for the people of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

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