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Diagnostic tool for emerging clinical commissioning groups

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A new developmental, self-assessment tool to enable emerging clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to understand and reflect upon their values, culture, behaviours and wider organisational health has now been made available.

The self-assessment tool is an interactive, computer-based product that allows CCG leadership teams to assess the capability of their emerging CCG across six domains, identify their development needs and access further resources and examples of good practice.

The tool is intended to encourage conversations about the roles and responsibilities that will be expected of CCGs as statutory bodies and their readiness to take these on.

It includes some of the key areas that are likely to be required for authorisation, and also provides insight for creating vibrant organisations that can continually improve beyond the point of authorisation.

The tool is initially available as an interactive spreadsheet, in response to demand from pathfinders for early access to the tool. A fully web-based version should be available by the autumn.

More information for pathfinder clinical commissioning groups