Tell us about your experience of hospital eye services - ended November 2019

NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG) is encouraging patients, carers and people who work in hospital eye services to share their experiences of hospital eye services as part of the 100 Voices campaign; a national campaign to improve ophthalmology services.

EyesWise is an NHS project that aims to save sight and improve lives. Since April 2018, work has been underway in hospital eye services across the country to streamline and speed up outpatient treatment for patients at highest risk of sight loss. The 100 Voices campaign looks to find out what it feels like to use those services. 

People have until 30 November to share their experiences via this link: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/survey/hospital-eye-services/consultation/subpage.2019-06-18.1141929393/

What matters to you about your healthcare? – Children and young people survey

During January and February, Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is asking children and young people, aged 11 – 25, “What matters to you about your healthcare?”WM6

Staff from the CCG will be visiting local colleges, universities and other venues to speak to children and young people to get their views.

To take part in this survey click here. If you would like the survey forwarded to you in an alternative format, please contact WOLCCG.comms@nhs.net

Harmonised Clinical Treatment Policy Phase 3 Engagement - ended October 2019

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

*** Update - The consultation report will be going to the public meeting of the Primary Care Commissioining Committee on 5 November. Papers can be found here. ***

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.