NHS Community Voice singled out for praise
Healthwatch Hackney's NHS Community Voice project was singled out for special praise at the City and Hackney clinicial commissioning group (CCG) annual general meeting in September.
Now in its third successful year, NHS Community is funded by the CCG to foster public and patient involvement in health and care commissioning.
City and Hackney CCG last year earned an 'outstanding' rating for the way it involves local residents and patients in local health commissioning through projects like NHS Community Voice.
The CCG also earned a 'good' rating for involving patients in looking after their health and making decisions about their care.
The AGM detailed other CCG achievements in 2016-17 including falling lengths of hospital stays and outstanding ratings for dementia care and children's mental health services.
Homerton Hospital made up almost a third of CCG expenditure (31%) followed by other acute hospitals in north east London (18%), mental health (13%) and community services (9%).
Finance chiefs reported that City and Hackney CCG delivered a £30.2 million surplus last year.