Spending NHS money wisely

Update: 19 May 2017

Spending NHS money wisely

The engagement on this closed on Thursday 18 May 2017. Thank you to everyone who took the time to read our proposals and give us their feedback.


Previous engagement - spending NHS money wisely

The NHS is facing a challenging time. There is rising local demand for NHS services and the cost and availability of treatments continues to increase, which means it is all the more essential that we spend our limited resources in the most effective way. 

This why we want to change some of the things that we spend local NHS money on. 
We are looking at:

  • IVF
  • Male and female sterilisation
  • NHS prescribing – including gluten-free food prescriptions, over the counter prescribing, soya-based formula milk and travel vaccinations
  • Cosmetic procedures
  • Weight loss surgery

To find out more, read ‘Spending NHS money wisely’.

Follow this link for a copy of the easy read version of 'Spending NHS money wisely'The engagement on this closed on Thursday 18 May 2017


Further reading

Fertility Policy – This policy is intended to support individuals and couples who want to have a baby, but who have a clinical problem which means that they are potentially infertile.

Procedures of Limited Clinical Effectiveness (POLCE) policy – This policy sets out when the CCGs will currently fund certain procedures, and the eligibility criteria 

Questions and answers.


Equality impact assessment (EIA)

We are looking at our proposals and if they might discriminate or disadvantage against the following characteristics:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation 

As part of this work, we have carried out an initial EIA.  

We will take into account people’s responses to our proposals and this will inform a more detailed final EIA, which will go to our governing bodies to consider before any decision is made about these proposals.


Page last updated 19 May 2017