Have your say on proposed NHS varicose veins policy

People living across the Fylde Coast have been invited to have their say on a proposed new NHS policy for the treatment of varicose veins.

It comes as part of work by the NHS across Lancashire to standardise policies to ensure a consistent and fair approach; 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.

Along with the other six Lancashire and South Cumbria clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre CCGs have asked the public to let them know what they think of the proposals.

Full details of the changes can be found within the policy. People are invited to read the revised draft policies and to complete a survey.

Dr Amanda Doyle OBE, a Fylde Coast GP who is also accountable officer of the two CCGs, said: “We need to ensure this is done in an open, fair and transparent way while also taking into account the limited resources we have.

“A key role for the CCGs 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 CCG websites and have their say.

To view the proposed policy and complete the survey click here.

The survey will close on Friday 19 October 2018.

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Notes to editors:

This news release is sent on behalf of both NHS Fylde and Wyre and NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).