What is your role in the CCG?
My role is the provision of technical financial advice, support and analysis to support commissioning activities. I carry out financial analysis exercises in support of on-going efficiency, value for money and bench marking, providing timely and accurate budget reports to GP Practices, consolidating all aspects of devolved budgets and giving them advice in relation to financial issues.
How do you currently use RAIDR?
We use RAIDR to analyse the CCG’s secondary care data to identify variances to the financial plan, identifying the areas that are either over or under performing and report this into the relevant work streams within the CCG to inform commissioning intentions.
We also use RAIDR to understand the variation that exists between the Member Practices of the CCG in the utilisation of the CCG’s resource. RAIDR is used to provide the budget information at a GP Practice level to be able to show them their spend against their devolved budgets.
What do you believe are the benefits of RAIDR?
RAIDR allows us to view costed information from Secondary Care and gives the ability to drill down and benchmark across GP Practices in the CCG. RAIDR also brings together Secondary and Primary care data to support GP Practices in monitoring their population and managing their conditions.
Has your working life changed as a result of using RAIDR?
RAIDR gives me the confidence of being able to find the information we require for commissioning decisions in one place and not having to search for reports. I know I go into RAIDR, get the most up to date information that is available and I can cut the data in many different ways should a different view be required.