Plans and Policies

On this page:

Our Plans for the Future

More on our two-year and five-year plans can be found here.

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

The JSNA is the means by which the local authority and its partners assess the current and future health healthcare and wellbeing needs of our local population. The JSNA for Bracknell Forest can be found here. The JSNA for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead can be found here.

Communications and Engagement Strategy

Our Communications and Engagement Strategy sets out our approach to communicating and engaging with local people. It is based on the principle of open and continuous communication with patients, the public, member practices, staff and key stakeholders. It also acknowledges our statutory responsibilities and the NHS commitment to involve patients in the way in which health services are planned and managed.

Click to view our Communications and Engagement Strategy.

Financial Transparency

Transactions over £25,000

In accordance with the HM Treasury guidance ‘Transparency – Publication of Spend over £25,000’, Bracknell and Ascot CCG is committed to declaring all transactions over £25,000.

Click here to view 2013-2014 Financial Transparency reports.

Contract Sanctions

To ensure greater transparency on the application of sanctions, commissioners must now publish on their websites on a quarterly basis, details of the sanctions due and actually applied to each of their major providers for failure to achieve national standards set out in their contracts. Reports must indicate how the commissioner has spent, or intends to spend, the funding withheld from providers through the application of sanctions. Reporting must:-

  • cover all of the national Operational Standards and the National Quality Requirements set out in Schedules 4A and 4B of the Particulars;
  • identify, for each of the above standards, by named provider, the value of the sanction applied by the commissioner;
  • indicate how the commissioner has spent, or intends to spend, the funding withheld from providers through the application of sanctions.

Commissioners must report individually on sanctions for all their contracts, whether they are the co-ordinating commissioner or not. Values need only be reported where the sanction in respect of a particular standard for that commissioner at the relevant provider exceeds £1,000 in the reporting period. Where a sanction is applied only annually, the position need only be reported annually.

2014-15 Q4 Sanctions NHS Bracknell & Ascot CCG

2015-16 Q1 Sanctions NHS Bracknell & Ascot CCG

2015-16 Q3 Sanctions NHS Bracknell & Ascot CCG

Gifts and Hospitality

Gifts and Hospitality Register CCG Governing Body

Gifts and Hospitality Register Clinical Leads

Gifts and Hospitality Register CCG Staff

Gifts and Hospitality Register for all CCG staff, Governing Body and Clinical Leads

Conflict of Interest Register

Arthur Ferry is the Conflict of Interest Guardian, he can be contacted by email arthur.ferry@nhs.net.

Conflict of Interest policy

There have been no breaches of the CCG’s Conflicts of Interest policy.

Register of Interest CCG Governing Body

Register of Interest Clinical Leads

Register of Interest CCG Staff

Individual Funding Requests

The local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) receive money from the Government to pay for healthcare for everyone registered with a GP. Their job is to get best value for this money by spending it wisely on your behalf. Demand for healthcare is growing, but there is only a set amount of money available to spend so difficult decisions may have to be made. The priority is paying for those medicines and treatments that are proven to work well, can demonstrate they improve peoples’ health and offer good value for money. As a result there are some treatments the local CCGs do not normally commission. This website explains how your GP or consultant can ask, on the patients behalf, for treatments that are not normally funded locally on the NHS. This is called an Individual Funding Request (IFR). The process is managed on behalf of the local CCGs by the IFR team within the NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit. This website is for patients, the public and clinicians in Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon and other areas in and around the Thames Valley. To find out if you are covered, visit: www.fundingrequests.cscsu.nhs.uk.

Better Care Fund

Safeguarding

Information Governance

Information Governance Policy Handbook