Friday, 24 January 2014

Day 99: To Fund Or Not To Fund?

We’ve policies about treatments funded by the NHS in Luton in line with priorities for local people.  We’ve a process that allows GPs to apply on behalf of patients, where there are exceptional circumstances, for them to receive treatment not normally funded.  As you can imagine, this can be a legal minefield.

Today I attended an annual training session for the clinicians and managers from the CCG who sit on the panel, which makes decisions on these individual treatment funding requests.  Always difficult decisions, as they affect individuals, but this training will help ensure we make them fairly and legally.