Public views sought on changes to healthcare

People living in Castle Point, Rochford and Southend-on-Sea are being asked for their views on proposed changes to healthcare. The two local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) – NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG and NHS Southend CCG - are jointly updating their Service Restriction Policies (SRP) and seeking views on a number of changes within the document. The CCGs are reviewing the criteria for three treatments as follows:

  1. Gynaecomastia (Enlargement of the male breast tissue)
  2. Spine injections
  3. Implantation of toric lenses for corneal astigmatism during cataract surgery

Please read the attached document which gives details of all the services and proposed changes as well as contact information. You can then either complete a printed version of the survey and post it to us, or complete an online version here:

If you need more information, please email

The consultation closed on 14 March 2017. 

Changes to the Service Restriction Policy were approved at the Governing Body meeting on 27 July 2017. The Governing Body paper from that meeting can be found here.

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