NHS Blackburn with Darwen 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.
The eight CCGs across Lancashire and South Cumbria have all agreed that there is a need to review their policies to: ensure a consistent and fair approach across the region; update current policies in accordance with National Guidelines and best clinical practice and to make sure it is using its limited resources to maximum effect.
As part of this ongoing process, two draft policies are now available for patient and public engagement and feedback. These policies are: The Supply and Funding of Insulin Pumps for patients with Diabetes and The Provision of Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Flash Glucose Monitoring for patients with Diabetes.
Residents of Blackburn with Darwen are therefore invited to read these new policies and provide their feedback and comments by completing the survey. This can all be accessed by visiting Blackburn with Darwen CCG’s website. Opportunities to discuss these policies in face-to-face sessions can also be arranged by contacting the firstname.lastname@example.org inbox or contacting 01772 214244.
Julie Kenyon Senior Operating Officer – Primary Care & Medicines Commissioning, NICE Medicines and Prescribing Associate at the CCG, said:
“Blackburn with Darwen CCG is responsible for commissioning a wide range of clinical services, including secondary (hospital), community and mental health services and for paying for those services, for and on behalf of, the local population. In some areas this also includes commissioning GP services.
“We need to ensure this is done in an open, fair and transparent manner but in so doing we must consider the limited resources we have.
“A key role for the CCG is to develop clinical policies that help us make decisions about the use of those limited resources.
“I would encourage any resident with an interest in these policies to visit the CCG website and have their say.”