Review of local health policies – phase 3

End Date - Sunday, July 07, 2019

 

The latest phase of our project to review more than 100 health polices has begun and we are asking for your views to help make sure our limited NHS resources are used on the most effective treatments.

We are reviewing a group of policies for procedures and treatments that are known as Criteria Based Clinical Treatments (CBCT). These are routine procedures that are known to have medical benefit only in very specific situations, or for a small number of people.

This is the third phase of the review, which aims is to keep NHS care up to date with the latest national clinical guidelines, methods and technology, whilst also making the best use of NHS resources.

We are working with CCGs in Halton, Warrington, Liverpool, St Helens, South Sefton and Southport and Formby on the review, and you can see the full draft policies and the changes that we are proposing to them from the links in the following table.

 

Policy      
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems Plain English factsheet Policy change document Equality impact assessment (EiA)

Cough assist devices

Plain English factsheet Policy change document Equality impact assessment (EiA)
Insulin pumps Plain English factsheet Policy change document Equality impact assessment (EiA)

Secondary care administered peripheral joint injections

Plain English factsheet Policy change document Equality impact assessment (EiA)

Surgery for prostatism or lower urinary tract infections

Plain English factsheet Policy change document Equality impact assessment (EiA)

Transanal irrigation

Plain English factsheet Policy change document Equality impact assessment (EiA)

 

We are looking to understand the views and experiences of individuals or families who have received, or who are currently receiving one or more of the above treatments. Clinicians, providers and community groups with an interest in the above treatments or policy changes, are also encouraged to share their views in our survey.

We are also letting people know about updates to our policy for Botulinum toxin treatments, bringing it in line with national guidance from NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee.

 

Botulinum Toxin A & B Plain English factsheet Policy update document Equality impact assessment (EiA)

 

How to take part

You can complete an online survey which will take about 15 minutes to complete. 

You can download an easy read version of the survey and return it to the address on it.

The survey closes on 7 July 2019.

If you would like the survey in another format or language, like a hard copy, or if you would like support completing this survey, please email mlcsu.involvement@nhs.net or call the team on 01782 872506.

Anything you share will be anonymous. No personal identifiable information will be shared or published.

 

More information

Phases 1 and 2 of the review were carried out from June to December 2017 and you can view more information here.

Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit is carrying out this review on behalf of participating CCGs. 

 

Visit the ‘How we use your views’ section for examples of where your feedback has informed our work, plans and strategies.