NHS group narrowly misses out on award

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GP-LED groups across Portsmouth and south east Hampshire just missed out on a national award to be named best new organisation of the year.

The Compact – a joint working arrangement by the three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) for Fareham and Gosport, Portsmouth and South Eastern Hampshire – was highly-recommended by judges in the Healthcare Financial Management Association Awards.

The three CCGs, which buy in health care for the area, operate individually but have united in key elements of their work and commissioning with healthcare providers.

Richard Samuel, chief officer for both F&G and SEH CCGs, said: ‘We’re delighted to have received this national recognition.

‘The unified approach adopted by The Compact has enabled the three CCGs to develop a shared clinical vision and a consistent approach in the redesign of pathways of care.

‘It has allowed us to respond more effectively to commissioning requirements.’