Harmonised Clinical Treatment Policy Phase 3 Engagement

Wolverhampton CCG is undertaking Phase 3 of the Harmonised Clinical Treatment Policy Project. This harmonised approach across Wolverhampton 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, Wolverhampton CCG will be engaging with clinical colleagues and the public regarding Phase 3a which includes the following 3 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.

Tettenhall Medical Practice to extend branch surgery closure consultation to Sunday 15 September

Wolverhampton CCG has asked Tettenhall Medical Practice to extend for one month its public consultation around the future of the branch surgery in Wood Road. The consultation will now close on Sunday 15 September.  

The extension follows a request from patients of the Practice, who were concerned their views may not be heard and felt they needed more time to respond. In particular, they wanted the practice to ensure patients at Lower Green had as much opportunity to respond as those at Wood Road.

The consultation was launched on Tuesday 7 May 2019 following a request from GPs at the Medical Practice to close the branch surgery. They told the CCG and patients that difficulties recruiting GPs to vacant posts meant they were unable to 'deliver the services we would like to from this branch'.

More than 830 patients and local people have already responded to the consultation and over the next month, the Practice will encourage more patients to complete the consultation survey. They will also hold a drop-in event to ensure local people and patients have further opportunity to ask questions and air their concerns.

Have your say on proposed closure of GP branch surgery – Wood Road, Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton

A consultation is underway on the proposed closure of the Wood Road branch surgery, Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton. There is a chance for you to have your say by completing a short questionnaire until Sunday 28 July. 

The branch surgery has made a request to NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group to close the Wood Road branch Surgery. The decision to request the closure of the branch surgery has not been taken lightly and the well-being of patients remains the priority.

It is believed that by centralising services on a single site at Lower Green Surgery, the doctors will be able to offer a more flexible, efficient GP service with better access for the patients.

We would like to invite your views on this proposal. The consultation will take place over 90 days, beginning on Tuesday 7 May 2019 and ending on Sunday 28 July 2019. You can take part by completing a short questionnaire to let us know your views.