Overall ratings have been published of clinical commissioning groups for 2016-17, with double the number rated “outstanding” as the previous year.

Twenty-three were rated “inadequate” by NHS England, down from 26 for 2015-16; and 66 as “requires improvement”, down from 91. The number rated “outstanding” increased from 10 to 21 and “good” from 82 to 99.

NHS England said it was “a significant achievement for commissioners during what has been a challenging year for the NHS”. 

All CCGs rated inadequate have been placed in NHS England’s special measures regime.

CCGs newly rated inadequate

  • Coastal West Sussex
  • Crawley
  • Croydon
  • Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley
  • Great Yarmouth and Waveney
  • Greenwich
  • Horsham and Mid Sussex
  • Mansfield and Ashfield
  • Newark and Sherwood
  • North Derbyshire
  • North Lincolnshire
  • Redditch and Bromsgrove
  • Solihull
  • Somerset
  • Vale Royal 

CCGs newly rated outstanding

  • Bracknell and Ascot
  • Doncaster 
  • East and North Hertfordshire
  • Hull
  • Ipswich and East Suffolk
  • Newbury and District
  • North and West Reading
  • North East Hampshire and Farnham
  • Rotherham
  • Slough
  • South Reading 
  • Sunderland
  • Surrey Heath
  • Tower Hamlets
  • West Leicestershire
  • Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead
  • Wokingham

CCGs which have lost a previous outstanding rating

  • East Lancashire 
  • Fylde and Wyre
  • Harrogate and Rural District
  • Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees
  • Newcastle Gateshead
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham 

CCGs which have improved on a previous inadequate rating:

  • Bedfordshire 
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Coventry and Rugby
  • North Cumbria
  • Enfield
  • Havering
  • Herefordshire
  • Medway
  • North Hampshire
  • North Tyneside 
  • Northern, Eastern and Western Devon
  • South Devon and Torbay
  • Southport and Formby
  • St Helens
  • Surrey Downs
  • Walsall
  • West Cheshire