Not all treatments and medications are routinely funded by the NHS. This is because the effectiveness of certain procedures and medications can vary amongst patients and in some cases do more harm than good.
This means that NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), as local guardians and commissioners of the NHS, must make decisions about which healthcare services it will and will not routinely provide under the NHS in its area.
In order to provide the best care and treatment and to make best of use of its limited resources, each CCG has developed clinical policies, which it uses to make these decisions. The clinical policies identify the treatments that will not normally be provided and where prior approval is often needed before such treatments can take place.
The eight Clinical Commissioning Groups in Lancashire are working together to review their clinical policies. They are seeking to make clinical decisions consistent and fair across Lancashire. As part of this process clinical policies are being amended and updated and brought into line wherever possible across the CCGs.
Click on the links below to read more about current and previous clinical engagement undertaken by Morecambe Bay CCG.
Assisted conception - closes on 6 April 2018
Cosmetics - closed on 22 December 2017
Dilatation and curettage - closed on 15 December 2017
Hysteroscopy - closed on 15 December 2017
Excision of the uterus for the treatment of menorrhagia - closed on 15 December 2017
Hip arthroscopy - closed on 15 December 2017
Complementary therapies - closed on 27 October 2017
Facial nerve - closed on 27 October 2017
Carpal tunnel syndrome - closed on 7 April 2017
Tonsillectomy and adeno-tonsillectomy - closed on 7 April 2017
Trigger finger - closed on 7 April 2017
Endoscopic procedures of the knee joint cavity - closed on 7 April 2017
Male circumcision - closed on 7 April 2017
Insulin pumps and glucose monitoring devices - closed on 28 April 2017