Fylde coast people encouraged to have their say on NHS policies

People living on the Fylde coast have been asked to have their say on four proposed new NHS policies.

The drafts policies come as part of work by the NHS across Lancashire 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.

As part of this ongoing process, members of the public can now provide their feedback on four draft policies.  These policies are: Excision of the Uterus (hysterectomy); Dilatation and Curettage; Hysteroscopy and Hip Arthroscopy, the first three of which are concerned with gynaelogical procedures.

Speaking on behalf of the Fylde coast NHS, Dr Amanda Doyle, a Blackpool GP and Chief Clinical Officer at NHS Blackpool CCG, said: “A key role for the CCGs is to develop clinical policies that help us make decisions about the use of our limited resources.

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

Residents are invited to read the draft policy documents and provide their feedback and comments by completing the relevant survey(s).

To read the draft policies and to take part in the surveys click here.