This policy describes the eligibility criteria under which Cheshire and Merseyside CCGs commission treatments or interventions classified as ‘Criteria Based Clinical Treatments’ (CBCT).
The term Criteria Based Clinical Treatments, refers to procedures and treatments that are of value, but only in the right clinical circumstances. Previously, they were referred to as Procedures of Low Clinical Priority (PLCP).
St Helens CCG has been participating in a review across Cheshire and Merseyside of the commissioning policy for Procedures of Low Clinical Priority (PLCP) which St Helens CCG approved in 2014.
The review of this commissioning policy has been undertaken in stages with phases 1 and 2 ratified at our Governing Body in 2018 and phase 3 ratified in March 2020.
The modified commissioning policy and the final versions of the phase 3 policies can be see here, together with each policy's Equality Impact and Risk Assessment (EIA).
The review of the policies will ensure that care is given based on need rather than any subjective judgements which can exacerbate health inequalities. Phase 3 policies have been reviewed and updated with the latest clinical guidance from NICE to ensure that the right patients get the care which will benefit them.
Please contact Tony.McLeod@sthelensccg.nhs.uk for any further information.
All policies and the equality and risk assessments can be viewed by clicking the links below:
As of Monday 1 April, NHS St Helens CCG embedded all 17 NHS England evidence based intervention (EBI) policies.