Consultations – have your say

a nurse in aged care for the elderly in nursing homesPlease check here for current or live consultations running in West Berkshire. By getting involved you are helping shape future health and social care services, making your voice count.

If you are running a consultation or survey / project in West Berkshire and would like us to help you spread the word, please get in touch and we can help publish your consultation on our site. Or if we can help you run a consultation then also talk to one of our team.

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Decision to remove gluten free food on prescription by West Berkshire CCGs

West Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have made the decision to remove access to gluten free food on prescription. This guidance will come into effect as of 1 February 2018.

The CCGs have confirmed that GPs can use the individual funding request process to  continue to prescribe outside of these guidelines. Therefore, if you are concerned that this policy change is having an impact on your ability to manage your gluten free diet and your coeliac disease, you should see your GP for advice.

Have your say and respond to your local CCG’s decision to withdraw prescriptions:

Click HERE to obtain further information and to find out how to respond to this consultation.

Regulatory fees for 2018/19 – ends 18/1/18

“Our proposals consider how we should calculate the fees that providers of health and adult social care must pay in order to be registered.

We must fulfil the government’s commitment to reduce grant-in-aid funding to public regulatory bodies and have now reached ‘full chargeable cost recovery’ for most providers we regulate. The exception is providers of community adult social care. For this sector, we set out proposals for the third year (of four) towards ‘full cost recovery’, as agreed following our previous consultation.

We’re seeking views on how we propose to review the structure of our fees scheme to ensure that fees are charged and distributed proportionately within each sector. Our proposals are based on what we have learnt and on changes to the health and care sectors and focus on these providers:

  • community social care

  • NHS GPs

  • urgent care

  • NHS trusts”

For more details about this consultation and to take part, please click HERE

Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation – ends 23/1/18

“The UK’s model of professional regulation for healthcare professionals has become complex and outdated. It needs to change to protect patients better, to support our health services and to help the workforce meet future challenges. Better and more responsive healthcare professional regulation is a shared ambition for both the regulators and all 4 UK governments.

This consultation seeks views on the reforms needed to help maximise public protection while supporting workforce development. The proposals aim to design a flexible model of professional regulation that secures public trust, fosters professionalism and improves clinical practice, while also being adaptable to future developments in healthcare. This consultation takes forward the Government’s commitment to legislate to reform and rationalise the current system of regulation of healthcare professions.

The responses to this consultation will allow the government to consider future options for the development of regulation of healthcare professionals in the UK.”

To take part in this consultation, please click HERE

To view the consultation documents for this consultation click here

For further details contact reformingregulation@dh.gsi.gov.uk

 

Modernising radiotherapy services in England – ends 24/1/18

“NHS England has launched an 8 week consultation on radiotherapy services. The consultation is seeking feedback on a new specification for adult radiotherapy services.

Radiotherapy is a core part of modern cancer treatment. It can cure cancers, can assist in alleviating symptoms and is cost effective. It is second only to surgery in its effectiveness in treating cancer and around 40% of patients who are cured receive radiotherapy as part of or the whole of their treatment.”

For more information about this consultation and to take part, please click HERE