South East Clinical Senates

Independent, clinical and strategic advice for health systems in the south east

Surgical Interventions with Limited Benefit

MDTs in cancer surgery requested guidance regarding their work and boundaries when making recommendations to operate, particularly in the area of complex or highly invasive surgery where benefits may be limited. There was no intention to limit surgical decision making but it was recognised that there are natural benefits to both commissioners and the wider system in understanding and preventing unnecessary waste in treatment. The Clinical Senate Council formulated guidance to support decision making for surgery already commissioned, and did not seek to specifically comment on any one particular service.

Clinical Senate

South West

Status:

Complete

Date:

Jan-16

Types of Work:

Advice

Theme

Service Optimisation

Policy / Documentation

yes

Specialised Commissioning

No

STP / ACS Development Plans

No

Urgent & Emergency Care

No

Multiple Clinical Services

No

Children & Maternity

No

Cardiac

No

Stroke & Vascular

No

Mental Health

No

Respiratory

No

MSK

No

ENT

No

Community Services/ Hubs

No

Diagnostics / Hubs

No

Primary Care

No

Public Health

No

Care Planning

No

Communications

No

Workforce

No

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Recommendations about Surgical Interventions with Limited Benefit |