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Proposals to change access to planned surgery and treatment 

This consultati​on has now closed.

he public consultation about changing access to planned surgery and some treatments has now ended.  Thank you to all those who have contributed views.

The feedback from the Public Consultation was independently analysed by the Picker Institute Europe. You can:

What did we consult on?

We consulted on three specific areas: 
• Smoking Cessation (help giving up smoking before surgery) 
• Weight management (help with losing weight before surgery) 
• Whether specific treatments or procedures should be available on a routine or exceptional basis only 
Consultation poster.pdf
Easy to read consultation leaflet.pdf
GCCG Constitution 2017.pdf
learning.disability South East London Treatment Access Policy April 2017.pdf
Public consultation Document.pdf
Questions from GAVS Health and Well Being Forum 6 April.pdf
SELTreatment Access Policy_2017_V4_Final.pdf

Case for Change

As part of our commitment to quality and better outcomes for patients, Greenwich CCG is reviewing its clinical policies in the light of current clinical (medical) evidence and the experience from other CCGs. CCGs across the country are also reviewing their policies.

The cost of hospital care referrals, increasing demand, and pressures to meet targets, means that the thresholds for a referral for planned (elective) surgery need to be as based on evidence that they are effective. Certain procedures are now considered to have limited clinical value but are still known to be taking place, such as tonsillectomies
We also know that our lifestyle choices can affect our health and in turn, our lives as well as the NHS budget. Good physical health and fitness before surgery can reduce the risks of complications after major elective surgery, shorten the length of unnecessary hospital admission and help patients recover better.

Greenwich CCG is facing a very challenging financial position with a large deficit. The proposals under public consultation could amount to savings of up to £500,000; and will help ensure the CCG maximises the use of its budget allocation. More information is available in the full public consultation document.

Public Consultation Questionnaire

How to respond?

You can give us your feedback in a variety of ways: 
  • Complete the online form 

  • Please return completed questionnaire to:
    Communications  and Engagement Team
    NHS Greenwich CCG,
    The Woolwich Centre,
    35 Wellington Street,
    London SE18 6ND

  • Email the CCG’s Communications and Engagement team 

  • Come to a ‘drop in’ session on the Public Consultation road show

Public Consultation road show

Date        TimeVenues
April 1912 noon – 4pm

The Eltham Centre
2 Archery Rd, London SE9 1HA

April 1110.30am – 3pmAbbey Wood Community Centre, Abbey Wood, 4 Knee Hill, London SE2 0YS
April 106- 8pm

The Greenwich Centre,

12 Lambarde Square, Greenwich, London, SE10 9HB.

April 6    11am -3pm

Woolwich Centre,
(Reception / Foyer) 35 Wellington Street, Woolwich,
London SE18 6ND

April 6    2.30 – 4pm

GAVs (Greenwich Action for Voluntary Service)
Woolwich Equitable House, 
Suite 204, 2nd Floor,
10 Woolwich New Road,
London,  SE18 6AB,

March 31

Pensioners Forum
Woolwich Town Hall
Wellington St,
Woolwich SE18 6HQ

March 28 12-4pm

Caribbean Social Forum,
51-53 Woolwich New Road, Woolwich SE18 6ES 

March 21
4- 8pmGlyndon Community Centre, 75 Raglan Road, Plumstead, SE18 7LB
March 15 12 – 2pmMycenae House, 90 Mycenae Rd, London SE3 7SE
March 13 2 – 4pm Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Rd, London SE3 7SE
March 9   12 – 4pmForum@Greenwich , Trafalgar Rd, London SE10 9EQ
March 1  11-1pmMiddle Park Community Centre, 150 Middle Park Ave, London SE9 5SD

How can you keep in touch?

You can keep in touch with what’s happening during the public consultation period... 
• The Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group website : 
• Via Twitter @NHSGreenwichCCG 
• Via the NHS Greenwich CCG Facebook page 
• Tel: 020 3049 9156