Lancashire-wide review of clinical policies
The CCG is working with the other CCGs in Lancashire to make sure patients can access essential clinical services in a consistent and equitable way.
The CCGs are reviewing the clinical policies that are currently used to make decisions about the care and treatment people receive in areas such as cosmetic procedures, IVF and tonsillectomies. We are now working together to review these policies to:
- ensure a consistent and fair approach across the county
- develop a set of principles and policies against which decisions about care and treatment can be made
- and to develop collaborative policies across the eight CCGs in Lancashire.
The first stage in this process was to agree the underlying principles for clinical policies and decision-making. These principles will help determine local decisions about whether individuals receive or are eligible to receive care or treatment. The principles can be viewed below.
Policies under review - have your say
|Policy||Level of change||Online survey||Printable survey||Deadline date|
|Draft policy for the commissioning of photorefractive surgery for the correction of refractive error (PDF 89KB)||Level of change document (PDF 108KB)||Click here to access online survey||Click here to download (PDF 39KB)||Friday 3 August|
|Draft policy for the management of otitis media with effusion (OME) using grommets (PDF 120KB)||Level of change document (PDF 108KB)||Click here to access online survey||Click here to download (PDF 40KB)||Friday 3 August|
Any groups or individuals who wish to discuss these draft policies in addition to completing the survey can make arrangements to do so by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01772 214244.
Please return completed hard copy surveys to the Communication and Engagement Team, Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit, Jubilee House, Centurion Way, Leyland, Lancashire PR26 6TR.
Reviewed policies to date
Please note, the policies below have previously been subject to public surveys. The surveys on these policies are now closed. They are now in the next stage of the review process and updates will be available on the website when appropriate.
Draft policy for cosmetic procedures
Draft policy for hysteroscopy
Draft policy for hip arthroscopy
Draft policy for dilatation and curettage (D&C)
Draft policy for commissioning of excision of the uterus for the treatment of menorrhagia
Draft policy for commissioning male circumcision
Draft policy for surgical release of trigger finger
Draft policy for surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
Draft policy for tonsillectomy-adeno tonsillectomy
Draft policy for insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors
Draft policy for rehab of facial nerve
Draft policy for complementary therapies