NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working in partnership with the other seven CCGs in Lancashire to review clinical policies across the region.
This CCG, together with all the CCGs in Lancashire, needs to make sure patients continue to access essential clinical services. To achieve this, the CCG originally adopted policies formerly approved by our predecessor Primary Care Trust. Most of these policies are similar across Lancashire but not the same in all cases.
The 8 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
- and to develop collaborative policies across the 8 CCGs in Lancashire.
This review process is being supported by a Consultant in Public Health employed by Lancashire County Council and representatives from the 8 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 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 clinical 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.
As part of the ongoing review of clinical policies for all the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and South Cumbria, we are now seeking feedback on the two latest policies to be reviewed or developed.
We are now seeking views and comments from patients, the public and other stakeholders.
The latest draft clinical policies open for patient and public feedback are as follows:
- Policy for complementary and alternative therapies
- New draft policy for rehabilitation after damage to the facial nerve
- Read the draft policy here
You are invited to read the revised clinical policies before giving your feedback. You can click on the link next to each policy in order to complete a short survey and give your views.
To help you we have also included a Level of Change document that identifies what has been changed in the updated policy compared to the previous policy (complementary and alternative therapies only).
There is also a Frequently Asked Questions document that may answer any queries you have about the process or about these policies.
Your comments will be fed back to the CCG as part of the development process.
Comments on these policies should be submitted by Friday 27 October.
If you would prefer to have a hard-copy of the policy and/or of the survey questionnaire please contact the CCG using the contact page on this website or email email@example.com or call 01772 214244.
If you have any further questions about these policies or the process being undertaken contact the CCG or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require any of these documents in an alternative format such as Braille, larger print, audio, British Sign Language or in a language other than English please contact the Customer Care Team in one of the following ways:
Freephone: 0800 032 2424 Telephone: 01772 777 952 Textphone: 01772 227 005 Email: email@example.com
Blackpool CCG has a range of its current clinical policies currently under review which you may also be interested in. These can be found here.