Commissioning intentions

Commissioning intentions indicate to our current and potential new providers how, as a commissioning organisation, we intend to shape the healthcare system that serves the population of Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield.They demonstrate how we will respond to health needs, local clinical priorities and the national priorities for the NHS outlined by the National Commissioning Board.Last year we invited a wide range of organisations to put forward commissioning intentions that would enable the CCG to deliver its strategic aims.  We received almost 300 proposals and were delighted with the level of interest.  Every proposal was reviewed against a set of standard criteria and as a result we have developed our outline commissioning plan for the next two years.  Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG and North Durham CCG have formed a unit of planning that covers the whole population of County Durham and have developed our commissioning plans together. The DDES CCG work plan can be found here.In Autumn 2014 we have revisited our two year plan to further plan and prioritise our work, based on the views of our residents and clinicians as well as the needs of our local populations. A patient information document on health commissioning priorities for 2014-15 can be found here. Please click on the attachment below.Patient information on Health Commissioning Priorities 2014 – 2015

DDES Draft Commissioning Intentions December 2014 – Please note these high level commissioning intentions are draft and are subject to change as engagement with stakeholders is progressed.  Feedback from stakeholders will inform the final prioritised list of intentions.