Review of NHS policies

NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working in partnership with the other seven CCGs in Lancashire to review NHS policies across the region.

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This CCG, together with all the CCGs in Lancashire, needs to make sure patients continue to access essential NHS services. To achieve this, the CCG originally adopted a number of policies formerly approved by its predecessor Primary Care Trust. Most of these policies are similar across Lancashire but not the same in all cases.

The eight CCGs across Lancashire agreed that there was a need to review and where necessary update their policies in order to:

  • ensure a consistent and fair approach,
  • develop a set of principles and policies against which decisions about care and treatment can be made
  • update current policies in accordance with national guidelines and best clinical practice.

This review process is being supported by a consultant in Public Health employed by Lancashire County Council and representatives from the eight CCGs and other support staff, who form a working group overseeing the review process. The process includes the input of clinical staff and a review of the latest National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance and clinical practice.

The working group has now reviewed a number of procedures which identifies the circumstances when these services will or will not be provided to patients. It is important to engage and involve patients, the public and other stakeholders in the development and implementation of NHS policies, especially as these policies will help determine decisions about whether individuals receive or are eligible to receive care or treatment under their local NHS.

You are invited to read these revised clinical policies and give your views on them. The latest draft policies open for patient and public scrutiny and feedback are as follows:

We recommend you read the clinical policies before completing the survey. To help you compare the policies with existing ones you may find this level of change document useful.

If for any reason you are unable to complete the survey online you can print and complete a hard copy if you prefer.

  • The engagement process for all but the policy on insulin pumps and glucose monitoring devices will end on Friday 7 April. 
  • The new draft policy on insulin pumps and glucose monitoring devices will be for a longer period of six weeks, from 20 March to 28 April.

Any groups or individuals who wish to discuss the new draft policy on insulin pumps and glucose monitoring devices in addition to completing the survey can make arrangements to do so by contacting haveyoursay@lancashirecsu.nhs.uk or ring 0300 404 2999 ext 6852

Further opportunities will be made available for your involvement and feedback on other clinical policies as and when they are developed and available for discussion.

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