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Public Consultations 

In this section you will see the consultations that the CCG is currently holding. We will also share links to other consultations being held by our partners in NHS England, Thurrock Council and other health and care organisations.

If this section is blank, it means that their are currently no consultations which primarily concern the CCG and its work. However our partners may still be holding consultations. Below are some links to the pertinent sections of their websites:

Thurrock Council: https://consult.thurrock.gov.uk/portal/

NHS England: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/

Department of Health: https://consultations.dh.gov.uk/

NICE: https://www.nice.org.uk/about/nice-communities/public-involvement

Consultation on items of Low Value which should not be routinely prescribed - CCG guidance

Overview

Read the consultation document

NHS England lauched a public consultation on reducing prescribing of over-the-counter medicines for 33 minor, short-term health concerns.

In the year up to June 2017, the NHS spent approximately £569 million on prescriptions for medicines which can be bought over the counter from a pharmacy and other outlets such as supermarkets.

These prescriptions include items for a condition:

  • That is considered to be self-limiting and so does not need treatment as it will heal of its own accord;

  • Which lends itself to self-care, i.e. that the person suffering does not normally need to seek medical care but may decide to seek help with symptom relief from a local pharmacy and use an over the counter medicine.

Vitamins/minerals and probiotics have also been included in the consultation proposals as items of low clinical effectiveness which are of high cost to the NHS.

NHS England has partnered with NHS Clinical Commissioners to carry out the consultation after CCGs asked for a nationally co-ordinated approach to the development of commissioning guidance in this area to ensure consistency and address unwarranted variation.

The intention is to produce a consistent, national framework for CCGs to use.

Subject to the outcome of the consultation, the commissioning guidance will need to be taken into account by CCGs in adopting or amending their own local guidance to GPs in primary care.

The aim of this consultation is to provide you with information about the proposed national guidance and to seek your views about the proposals.

During the consultation period we are also hosting face to face events and a series of webinars (online meetings), to provide further information about the proposed national guidance and to seek your views about the proposals. Please follow the links below to book a place.

Face to face

Webinars (online meetings)

Equality and Health Inequalities Impact Assessment.

To take part in the consultation visit: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/over-the-counter-items-not-routinely-prescribed/consultation/intro/ 

Your Care in the Best Place, a consultation on hospital services in mid and south Essex

The five clinical commission groups in mid and south Essex have launched a formal public consultation on outline plans for the future of health and care services. The consultation will last until 9 March 2018, make sure you have your say.

The proposals are a result of detailed work undertaken by clinical teams across health and care organisations to improve the services provided to the 1.2 million people living in mid and south Essex.

The Joint Committee of the CCGs gave approval to begin consultation on proposals which include:

Making improvements in A&E at all three hospitals with the development of new assessment and treatment centres alongside each A&E. All three A&Es will be led by a consultant, open 24 hours a day and will receive “blue light” ambulances.

Develop a new specialist stroke centre which would provide the highest dependency and intensive care for people in the first 72 hours following a stroke alongside rapid access to diagnostics and specialist interventions. This would be in addition to the existing stroke care units at all three hospitals which would remain in place.

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