A series of CCG tools has been developed by NHS England in response to feedback that users want to be able to interact with the data to identify local priorities for improvement and demonstrate progress
NHS England has responded to the need for accurate intelligence at clinical commissioning group level by creating a series of CCG tools in an easy to use format.
The first tool it developed was the CCG outcomes tools which takes data from the CCG Outcomes Indicator Set.
It provides clear, comparative information for CCGs, health and wellbeing boards, local authorities, patients and the public in England about the quality of health services and associated health outcomes.
‘The feedback was that users wanted to be able to interact with the CCG data’
The indicators can be used to help identify local priorities for improvement and to demonstrate progress that local health systems are making.
The tools allow users to view maps, charts and tables for all CCGs. An Outcomes Explorer allows the user to see the relationships between two outcomes or between demographic information and outcomes.
Rob Shaw, economic adviser for NHS England says: “We started out by producing information packs for CCGs in PDF format.
“However, the feedback we had was that users wanted to be able to interact with the data. So we started to look for interactive mapping software and decided to use InstantAtlas. We used this to create a mock up which created substantial interest within NHS England.”