Harmonised Clinical Treatment Policy Phase 3 Engagement

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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
11. Adenoidectomy
12. Hysteroscopy for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

A summary of the draft policies and the rationale for the proposed changes can be found here.

We would be grateful for feedback on the DRAFT Policies, which can be provided to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via the online questionnaire at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BSOL-SWB-HCTP-PLCV 

We will also be holding a number of events across Birmingham and Solihull on:

Date
Time
Venue
Thursday 3 October 9:30am -12:30pm Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
Thursday 3 October 1:30pm - 5:00pm St Mary & St Margaret Church, Chester Road, Birmingham,
B36 9DE
Monday 7 October 9:30am -12:30pm Solihull Royal British Legion, 18 Union Road, Solihull, B91 3DU

To register to attend any of these events visit: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/harmonisedevents

We have also produced patient leaflets on each of the 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 for: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Neuro Muscular Disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Hypopnea Syndrome
9. Surgical use of Biological Mesh
10. Non-Cosmetic Body Contouring
11. Adenoidectomy
12. Hysteroscopy for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

You can read the Equality Impact Assessment for each of the draft policies below: 

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
11. Adenoidectomy
12. Hysteroscopy for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Upcoming opportunities for the public, patients and other stakeholders to get involved in our consultations and engagement work will be advertised here shortly.