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World Class Commissioning Scores

This map shows each PCT’s combined scores for each of the governance and competency sub-categories. Each PCT’s total scores in the governance and competencies part of the assessment are weighted equally.

  • Click on a PCT to see how its scores compare with those of other PCTs
  • Click "table/bar chart" to toggle between a list of PCTs and a chart showing each PCT’s total score. The table can also be sorted by alphabet or total score
  • Choose a quintile to highlight PCTs that fall within each range of scores
  • Use CTRL+click to select multiple items
  • Highlight a PCT to view its scores in each of the 14 main components of the WCC assessment

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About this map

This map weights the governance and competency components of the WCC assessment equally, expressing each component as a total mark out of 100. This produces a slightly different league table to the one published in print this year and last, which ranked PCTs first by governance scores and then by competency. Click here to view that league table.

How the scores are collated

The WCC assessment this year tested PCT governance arrangements across three main areas: strategy, finance and board. Within those three areas, there were 16 sub-indicators where PCTs were scored either red, amber or green. To rank PCT performance in this area, HSJ awarded 0 points for a red, 1 for an amber and 2 for a green. Across all 16 indicators the maximum points a PCT could obtain was 32.

The assessment also tested PCT competencies across 11 areas comprising a total 33 sub-competencies. These were graded 1 to 4 (with 4 being the best). Across all 33 sub-competencies the maximum points a PCT could obtain was 132.

There has been some debate over the best way to rank WCC scores. In keeping with last year’s methodology, this week’s HSJ print edition ranks PCTs first by their overall governance scores and then by their overall competencies. Click here to view that table.

The map above uses an alternative methodology. Total governance scores and total competency scores are both translated into marks out of 100. This ensures both sets of scores are weighted equally when the two sets are combined to produce a total score out of 200.

View the full data – including individual scores for each of the 14 main components - here

Read HSJ's coverage of the scores in full

Competency key

  • Competency 1: Recognised as the local leader of the NHS
  • Competency 2: Work collaboratively with community partners to commission services that optimise health gains
  • Competency 3: Proactively build continuous and meaningful engagement
  • Competency 4: Lead continuous and meaningful engagement [with] clinicians
  • Competency 5: Manage knowledge and undertake robust and regular needs assessments
  • Competency 6: Prioritise investment
  • Competency 7: Effectively stimulate the market to meet demand
  • Competency 8: Promote and specify continuous improvements in quality
  • Competency 9: Secure procurement skills that ensure robust and viable contracts
  • Competency 10: Effectively manage systems and work in partnership with providers
  • Competency 11: Ensuring efficiency and effectiveness of spend