Current Clinical Policy Reviews

As part of the ongoing review and development of clinical policies for all the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and South Cumbria, we are now seeking your views and comments on the most recent clinical policies to be developed.

There are five clinical policies for you to consider. These five policies are a combination of existing policies that have been reviewed and updated and new clinical policies.

The draft clinical policies open for patient and public feedback are as follows:

  • The Provision of Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Flash Glucose Monitoring for patients with Diabetes Mellitus (an existing policy updated to reflect changes in NHS England guidance)
  • Provision of Wigs section of the Policy for the Commissioning of Cosmetics Procedures
  • Facial Nerve Physiotherapy and Electrotherapy (an updated existing policy)
  • Hernia (abdominal) Surgery (an existing policy in the central Lancashire area but a new policy for all other areas, updated and including a limited EBI2 related element)
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis Surgery (a new EBI2 related policy)

The Policy for Commissioning Cosmetics Procedures is broad ranging and covers 20 different treatments and procedures. It is due for review towards the end of this year, but it was necessary to review and update the Provision of Wigs element of this policy, so only this element is open to public engagement at this stage.

One of the new policies (Chronic Rhinosinusitis) is an EBI2 related policy (the second wave of Evidence Based Interventions from NHS England) and has already been through a public consultation and been made mandatory guidance to Clinical Commissioning Groups. The engagement being undertaken on this policy is to inform you and to give you the opportunity to comment on any adverse impact you feel this may have and what the CCG should do to minimise this.

The draft policies can be found below.  You are invited to read the new and updated clinical policies before giving your feedback. You can click on the link next to the policy to complete a short survey and give your views.

To help you we have also included a Level of Change document that identifies what has been changed in the updated policies compared to the previous policies. There is also a Frequently Asked Questions document that may answer any queries you have about the policies.

Your comments will be fed back to your CCG and the Commissioning Policy Development and Implementation Working Group, as part of the development process.

Comments on these policies should be submitted by Wednesday 20 April 2022.

Any groups or individuals who wish to discuss these draft policies in addition to completing the survey can make arrangements to do so by email - or phone - 07825 823335.

If you have any further questions about these policies or the process being undertaken, contact the CCG or email

If you require any of these documents in an alternative format such as Braille, larger print, audio, British Sign Language or in a language other than English please contact the Customer Care Team in one of the following ways:

Freephone:  0800 032 2424


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