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.

We would be grateful for feedback on the DRAFT Policies, which can be provided to the following email address: agem.treatmentpolicies@nhs.net or via the online questionnaire at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DWW-HCTP-PLCV

We have also produced patient leaflets on each of the 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

You can read the Equality Impact Assessment for each of the draft policies below: 
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