A listening exercise which encourages Sandwell and West Birmingham residents to help shape the future of our respiratory services as part of a listening exercise is being run from 23 September 2019 to 18 October 2019.
Personal health budgets are giving 180 people in Sandwell and West Birmingham more control over the care and support they receive.
Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG is undertaking Phase 3 of the Harmonised Clinical Treatment Policy Project. This harmonised approach across Sandwell & West Birmingham is to facilitate consistent, evidence based policy development for planned patient care.
The remit of the Harmonised Treatment Policy Project is outlined by the Lead Planned Care GP Dr Geoff Naylor:
‘Treatment policies are designed to provide fair, consistent, and transparent access to treatment for patients. CCGs have finite resources and are required to ensure treatment policies are evidence-based, achieve best clinical outcomes for patients and provide the most cost-effective use of NHS resources. Our treatment policies have been developed to be informed by the most up to date clinical evidence, best practice and clinical opinion nationally. During this engagement period in Phase 3 treatment policies we would really value and appreciate feedback from clinical colleagues to ensure our next phase of treatment policies are as clinically robust as possible for our local patients.’
Between Thursday 5 September and Friday 11 October, Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG will be engaging with clinical colleagues and the public regarding Phase 3a which includes the following 12 DRAFT policies:
1. Subacromial Pain
2. Image guided therapeutic intra-articular joint injections with corticosteroids with/without local anaesthetic
3. Image-guided HIGH VOLUME intra-articular injections (40mls+) of saline with or without corticosteroid and/or local anaesthetic
4. Exogen Bone Healing System
5. Liposuction for: Lymphoedema and Lipoedema
6. Bariatric Surgery
7. Knee Arthroscopy in Acute Knee Injury
8. Domiciliary Non-Invasive Ventilation
9. Surgical use of Biological Mesh
10. Non-Cosmetic Body Contouring
12. Hysteroscopy for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Half of the population will be hit with a problem down under in their life, yet the topic of urology health is often one many people are embarrassed to talk about. So, we are encouraging residents to take care of their urology health ahead of Urology Awareness Month.
Performance poet, comedienne and author Emma Purshouse will be performing at a special public event which is celebrating seven years of local health achievements in Sandwell and West Birmingham.