NHS Croydon CCG, along with the five other CCG’s in south west London, have been looking at the effectiveness and value for money that a selection of treatments and procedures offer to patients. Clinicians have reviewed the clinical evidence for some of the different treatments and procedures currently provided. This evidence draws on the most up to date and reliable data from international, national and local sources. They have looked at how effective these treatments are for patients, along with the risks of the treatments and the outcomes of these procedures for patients (the benefit to a patient’s health and quality of life in the longer term). The evidence indicates that many of these treatments are unnecessary, invasive and risky for patients and, in many cases, better self-care and self-management will provide much more short and long term benefits for people.

These treatments and procedures include things like:

  • Tonsillectomy
  • Varicose Veins
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Joint replacements (Hips/Knees) for some patients
  • Asymptomatic Gallstone removal (where people are not experiencing any symptoms)

The CCG would like to talk to Croydon residents about the background to this work, the treatments and procedures reviewed and how we can better support our residents to stay well in the first place and, if they do become unwell, work with their GP to manage their condition better.
Please join them at a meeting on Tuesday 15th November 2016 from 6.00 to 8.00pm at Croydon Masonic Hall, 73, Oakfield Road, Croydon CR0 2UX to hear more and to give your views.
Light refreshments will be available, please book here