NHS proposals July 2017
These consultations are now closed, you can read the outcomes of each consultation in the outcomes and feedback section below.
Our vision is to improve the health of the whole population, reduce health inequalities and ensure NHS services are fit for the long term.
The 2017-18 NHS budget for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is £1.15 billion to serve a population of close to one million.
In recent years, health spending in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire has exceeded the £1.15 billion budget and there is a growing deficit.
In order to protect NHS services for the future, we have to live within our means and make the best use of taxpayers’ money for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
We have identified a number of opportunities to improve services and increase efficiency which are outlined in the proposals document below.
NHS proposals July 2017: summary document
We have identified a number of opportunities to improve services and increase efficiency, which are outlined in this document.
Outcomes and feedback
Specific involvement processes were held for each proposal, seeking the views of patients, the public, clinicians and other professionals.
You can read the outcomes of each consultation on the following pages:
- Self-care and over the counter medicines
- Prior approval for cosmetic treatments
- Sleep apnoea commissioning policy
- Decommissioning homeopathy
- Fertility treatment eligibility
- Chronic liver disease pathway
- Breast reconstruction after cancer
This is an ongoing process and proposals and plans will develop as we continue this vital transformation. We will continue to publish our proposals and review feedback and comments from patients and the public.
This work forms part of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) and reflects the NHS’s Five Year Forward View to deliver sustainable care for future generations.