FINANCE: NHS Vale Royal CCG has sought assurance about its commissioning support unit, related to value for money and services provided.

A board paper noted it was “difficult to assess due to the lack of comparison as a new organisation” and that “individual budgets for GP practices were requested six months ago and have not been provided despite assurance they would be”.

The CCG Governing Body is also concerned about the seventy three vacancies that remain at the CSU.

The papers state that the “Governing Body need to be assured that for the level of investment the CSU would be able to provide assurance to meet Statutory responsibilities.”