STRUCTURE: Two clinical commissioning groups in the South East Coast region have declared themselves non-viable.
Board papers for NHS South of England show that Swale and Farnham CCGs were rated red on all four risk assessment categories: “member practices at the time of establishment; geography boundary/population; geography/local authority boundaries; and impact of size”.
“Swale and Farnham have declared themselves as non-viable,” the papers said. “The relevant emerging clinical commissioning groups, primary care trust clusters and strategic health authority cluster are actively working on solutions to resolve the configuration issues in these areas no later than 31 March 2012.”
Havens and Lewes and High Weald CCGs were the only others to receive any red ratings – both were identified as high risk because of their size.
Dorking, East Elmbridge and Mid Surrey CCG had three amber ratings.
The following had two amber ratings: Sarum NHS Alliance; Maidstone and Malling; Medway; West Kent and Weald; Guildford and Waverley; Surrey Heath; and Crawley.