People living in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre have been invited to have their say on a new NHS policy.
The policy, which would ensure standardised services across Lancashire and South Cumbria, is for sensory integration therapy – direct, one-to-one clinic-based therapy for children and adults who have been assessed to have a degree of sensory dysfunction.
It comes as part of work by the NHS across Lancashire to standardise policies to ensure a consistent and fair approach; update current policies in accordance with National Guidelines and best clinical practice; and to make sure it is using its limited resources to maximum effect.
Along with the other six Lancashire and South Cumbria clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre CCGs are now asking the public to let them know what they think of the proposals.
Fylde Coast residents have been invited to read the new commissioning policy and provide their feedback and comments by completing a survey at Healthier Lancs and South Cumbria :: Have your say (healthierlsc.co.uk)
Dr Amanda Doyle, chief clinical officer for NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre CCGs, said: “We need to ensure this is done in an open, fair and transparent manner but in so doing we must consider the limited resources we have.
“A key role for the CCGs is to develop clinical policies that help us make decisions about the use of those limited resources.
“I would encourage any resident with an interest in these policies to visit the website and have their say.”