Have your say on cosmetic policies

NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working in partnership with the other seven CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria to review clinical policies across the region.

As part of the ongoing review of clinical policies, NHS Morecambe Bay CCG is seeking feedback on the revised clinical policy for the commissioning of cosmetic procedures.

Currently, each CCG has a number of smaller cosmetics related policies and these have been revised and amalgamated into one overarching cosmetics policy.

The main proposal arising out of the revised policy is that the CCG will not routinely fund any cosmetic procedures or treatments that have the primary purpose of changing the appearance of a part of the body. Only cosmetic procedures where the intended purpose is to address a functional or medical problem would receive funding.

Residents of Morecambe Bay are invited to read the draft policy documents and provide their feedback and comments by completing the relevant survey. These can all be accessed by visiting Morecambe Bay CCG’s website at https://www.morecambebayccg.nhs.uk/get-involved-2/clinical-policy-engagement/have-your-say-cosmetics-october-2017

Morecambe Bay CCG will also be holding two open forum events to give the public an opportunity to find out more information and ask questions about the proposal. Everyone is welcome to attend these events which will both take place on 14 December at the following times and venues:

Galloways - Brew Me Sunshine, Victoria Street, Morecambe from 1pm – 3pm

Kendal Town Hall, Highgate, Kendal from 6pm – 8pm

Dr Geoff Jolliffe, Vice Clinical Chair of Morecambe Bay CCG said:

“NHS Morecambe Bay CCG is responsible for commissioning a wide range of clinical services for the local population which involves reviewing our clinical policies.

“To make sure this is done in a transparent and fair way, it’s important for us to hear the views of local people.

"I would encourage any resident with an interest in the cosmetics policy to take part in the survey or come and see us at the planned public events.”

Comments on these policies should be submitted by Friday 22 December.

The latest draft policies and associated surveys can be found at:

https://www.morecambebayccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/clinical-policy-engagement