March 28th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments
There is still time for Sefton residents to have their say about the provision of certain treatments and services by their local NHS.
NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are calling for views about a joint Cheshire and Merseyside wide policy, which sets out eligibility for a range of services, by 7 April 2014.
It comes after a review of the existing policy, covering around 90 procedures that are known to have a medical benefit only in very specific situations, or for a small group of people.
The policy has been updated to reflect the latest evidence about the effectiveness of different treatments. It also includes new services and procedures introduced since the original policy was written.
Dr Niall Leonard, Chair of NHS Southport and Formby CCG, said: “There have been a number of advances in science since the original policy was devised and we want to ensure that the local NHS takes account of the latest medical innovations in drugs, treatments and technology.
Dr Clive Shaw, Chair of NHS South Sefton CCG, added: “It’s important for us to understand the views of local residents when we are considering how best to spend Sefton’s share of NHS funds. Along with clinical evidence, the views we gain from the public will inform how we prioritise our spending to ensure we achieve the most benefit for the greatest number of patients.”
Over the past few months all 12 CCGs across Cheshire and Merseyside have been seeking views on the draft policy and have been encouraging thousands of people across the area to have their say.
Comments from the public and health professionals will be used by CCGs to help decide whether to adopt the document. More information, including a survey, can be accessed online at https://www.cheshiremerseysidecsu.nhs.uk/commissioning-policy-review.htm
An audio version of all the Commissioning Policy Review information is now also available.
Printed versions and alternative formats are available by calling .