Top marks for South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust

hospitalwardThe Primary Care Trust that takes care of the Lichfield and Burntwood region has been given the thumbs up for its financial performance.

South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) was crowned the best performing PCT in the West Midlands according to a report from the Audit Commission issued this week.

The 2008/09 Use of Resources (UoR) also shows that South Staffordshire PCT is among the best performers in England sharing these high scores with 11 out of 152 PCTs.

This year for the first time, the auditors assessed all England’s PCTs under a new and more demanding UoR regime.  The assessment considers how PCTs manage their finances, workforce and assets to deliver value for money, and how they govern themselves – and Staffordshire scored three’s across the board in all three themes assessed.

Helen Simpson, Finance Director, South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust said: 

“We are delighted with these scores, particularly in these financially uncertain times, as it means that we are ideally placed to improve services for our patients.  Patients and the public in South Staffordshire expect high standards from their PCT when it comes to managing resources. The ratings we have received demonstrate that we are committed to investing in the delivery of improved healthcare across South Staffordshire, whilst being responsible with the public’s purse.” 

The UoR assessment is part of the Care Quality Commission’s annual health check which will be published later this month.

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