Have your say on NHS policies

Published September 13, 2018 at 16:13

NHS East Lancashire and NHS Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are working in partnership with the other six CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria to review clinical policies across the region.

The eight CCGs across Lancashire and South Cumbria have all agreed that there is a need to review their policies to: ensure a consistent and fair approach across the region; update current policies in accordance with National Guidelines and best clinical practice and to make sure it is using its limited resources to maximum effect.

As part of this ongoing process, the policy for the treatment of varicose veins is now available for patient and public engagement and feedback.

Residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen are therefore invited to read this new and revised policy and provide their feedback and comments by completing the relevant survey. This can all be accessed by visiting both East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen CCG’s websites.

Dr David White, Clinical Lead for commissioning policies development for East Lancs and Blackburn with Darwen CCGs, said:

Both East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen CCGs are responsible for buying a wide range of clinical services, including hospital, community and mental health services and for paying for those services, for and on behalf of, the local population.  In some areas this also includes commissioning GP services.

We need to ensure this is done in an open, fair and transparent manner but in so doing we must consider the limited resources we have.

A key role for the CCG is to develop clinical policies that help us make decisions about the use of those limited resources.

I would encourage any resident with an interest in these policies to visit the CCGs websites and have their say.

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