Consultations, Surveys and Events
We want to involve our patients and the wider population in the decisions that we need to make about commissioning (buying) the right services for people living in Birmingham and Solihull.
On this page you will find information about our current consultations and surveys, or alternatively you may choose to register as a member of our People's Health Panel and receive a regular newsletter which includes the latest updates on consultations and our work. Updates will also be available through the You said, we did page.
NHS England - Evidence-Based Interventions
People are being asked for their views about plans to stop offering treatments that are clinically ineffective. NHS England is proposing that the following interventions should no longer be routinely commissioned by CCGs because they are ineffective or have been superseded by a safer alternative:
- Snoring Surgery (in the absence of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea)
- Dilatation and curettage for heavy menstrual bleeding in women
- Knee arthroscopy for patients with osteoarthritis
- Injections for nonspecific low back pain without sciatica
They are also recommending that 13 other interventions should only be performed in specific circumstances where they have been proved to be clinically effective.
For more information and to respond, please visit: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/evidence-based-interventions/
The deadline for responding is Friday 28 September 2018.