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Have your say on possible NHS commissioning policy changes

NHS Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the NHS body responsible for planning and buying health services for the people of Knowsley, is reviewing existing local commissioning policies following the issue of new national guidance.
Most of the services/treatments the CCG commissions are provided for everyone in Knowsley, for example A&E services and phlebotomy (blood taking). However, some are only clinically effective in very specific situations or for a very narrow group of patients.
The policies for these cases, used by the CCG to decide whether to buy services/treatments on a named individual (patient) basis, are under review. They have been updated to include new national guidance, and a consultation on the draft policies is now underway. This will end at noon on 7 April 2014 and the CCG is keen for as many people as possible to provide their views before then. The next event to explain about the review and encourage feedback is from 1 – 3 p.m. in Huyton on 11 March 2014. See the Knowsley CCG or Healthwatch websites for details, or ring 0151 449 3954.
The most important changes being considered relate to In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), which is a service that helps couples with fertility problems to have a baby; Interventional treatments for Varicose Veins; Penile Implants and Diabetes / Continuous Glucose Monitoring.
Following feedback from the public and healthcare experts, including local doctors and nurses, Knowsley CCG will decide what changes will be made at its July Governing Body meeting. It will also need to consider how any changes in practice, as a result of the policy, can be paid for from its existing budget.
Dr Andy Pryce, Chair of Knowsley CCG said: “It is important for patients and local people to know that each patient will continue to be treated as an individual and will not be denied treatment on the basis of cost saving.
“At Knowsley CCG we want to ensure that we commission (buy) the most effective medical treatment for the best health of our local population.”
Doctors will, as always, assess their patient to ensure the proposed treatment is clinically effective and that their patient will benefit from receiving the treatment or procedure.”
For more information about the review see http://www.knowsleyccg.nhs.uk/ or ring Freephone 0800 218 2333.

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