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 and following the statutory guidance issued by NHS England around 31 procedures included in their second wave of Evidence Based Interventions (EBI2) guidance, we are now seeking your views and comments on the most recent clinical policies to be developed. There are four clinical policies for you to consider, three of which relate to the EBI2 guidance and the fourth is a new local policy for Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The patient access criteria for the three EBI2 related policies has already been through a public consultation and been made mandatory guidance to Clinical Commissioning Groups.  We are not therefore, seeking feedback on the criteria as this has no real scope for change.  The engagement being undertaken is to inform you about these policies (two are new policies, one is an amended existing policy) and to give you the opportunity to comment on any adverse impact you feel these will have and what the CCG should do to minimise this.

The fourth policy (on Sacral Neuromodulation) is a new local policy and feedback and comment is welcomed on the whole policy, including the access criteria.

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

  • Cystoscopy for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in Males Policy (a new EBI2 related policy)
  • Policy for the Surgical intervention for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) (a new EBI2 related policy)
  • Policy for Elective Endoscopic Procedures on the Knee Joint Cavity (an amended existing EBI2 related policy)
  • Policy for the use of sacral neuromodulation (a new policy, not related to EBI2)

These policies can be found below.  You are invited to read the clinical policies before giving your feedback. You can click on the link next to each policy in order to complete a short survey and give your views.

To help you there is also a Frequently Asked Questions page that may answer any queries you have about these 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 Friday 19 November.

If you have any further questions about this policy 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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