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Cambridge and Peterborough CCG rated "inadequate" by the NHS

Cambridge and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has been rated as inadequate by NHS England. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Cambridge and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated as inadequate by NHS England.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG is the organisation responsible for planning, organising and purchasing NHS funded healthcare for people living in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area.

In the 2015-2016 financial accounting period, it has been criticised for it's poor financial performance.

“2015/16 was a very difficult year for the CCG as we have dealt with a number of significant financial and contractual issues. The CCG has made many changes to the way it works over recent months and is working hard with staff and the Governing Body to deliver the quality improvements and financial rigour that we need, but there is still a lot more for us to do to address our underlying recurrent deficit."

– Tracy Dowling, Chief Officer, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

The CCG has said that it faces an "exceptional rise in demand for health services" and that the financial challenges are "unprecedented."

The current and future financial challenges facing the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough health and care system, are of an unprecedented scale, as we experience an exceptional rise in demand for health services."

– Tracy Dowling, Chief Officer, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)