Health chiefs set to consult further on services
Health chiefs at the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are set to carry out further consultation in the New Year on the way people receive certain services.
This follows feedback from an initial round of consultation earlier this year and is part of the overall drive by the three CCGs to improve services and increase efficiency.
Members of the public, patients, community groups and healthcare professionals, GPs and health partners will have the opportunity to comment on possible changes to prescribing Gluten Free products, commissioning of NHS-funded homeopathy services and changes to criteria covering breast reconstruction after cancer surgery.
"We have already consulted on similar proposals and our new process will take into account the responses we received during the summer consultation exercise, along with updated guidance from regulators and the Department of Health, and feedback from clinicians and stakeholders."
"Further consultation is set to begin in mid-January for 12 weeks, and final details of the proposed changes will be published as soon as they are finalised."
- Dr Peter Brindle, Medical Director of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCGs
The Governing Bodies in Common of the three CCGs took the decision to approve the consultation at its meeting on Tuesday 5 December.