Roles for Leads and Deputy Leads of SSIGs (updated 25 April 2018)
Lead: Mr Moorthy Halsnad
Deputy Lead: Vacant role (Satyajeet Bhatia demitted in March 2018)
NICE draft guideline on Surgical site infections: prevention and treatment - consultation closed 5pm on 18 December 2018
This draft guideline and its supporting evidence are now out for consultation.
We hope that your organisation will submit comments on the draft guideline; it is a valuable opportunity to ensure that the guideline considers issues important to your members. The consultation page has all the information and documents you need to comment.
The Developer has produced an economic model to support the guideline. An executable version of this model is available on request, and will be released on receipt of a completed confidentiality form.
The consultation will close at 5pm on 18/12/18.
We expect the guideline to be published on 11/04/19. If your organisation submits comments and a signed confidentiality form, 2 weeks before publication we will send you the final guideline, along with comments from stakeholders, so you can let us know about any substantive errors.
If you have any queries about this consultation, please contact Katie Stafford, Guideline Coordinator
Dear Colleagues with Craniofacial Interest (SSIG)
NHS England Specialised Commissioning has set up Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) so that commissioning of certain conditions can be more easily achieved. The evolution of CRGs has been clunky but things are now moving forward. CRGs have at their core stakeholders who can be patients, carers or professionals involved in the care of the specific specialist service.
In December 2013, the chair of CRG in Paediatric Surgery asked for a new service specification bid to be written for Craniofacial Surgery. In January 2014, the 4 designated Craniofacial Surgery Units in England, London, Oxford, Birmingham and Liverpool, produced an updated service specification for Craniofacial Surgery. Please review this document and ensure that all responses are submitted via email no later than Wednesday 26 March 2014. Please include the name of the CRG to which your feedback relates in the subject line of your email, eg: ‘E02 Women and Children, HSS CRG stakeholder service review feedback’.
The document: Stakeholder Testing Guidance should be reviewed in conjunction with the above.
The deadline for comments has now passed - we have requested an extension of the deadline as BAOMS has not been informed of this consultation, but please comment as soon as possible.
Please also read this message/letter from John Russell to Professor Ilankovan:
Dear Professor Ilankovan
I wondered whether you were aware of the document that emanates from the Paediatric CRG. This document concerns changes to the delivery of craniofacial surgery and rewrites history. It makes no reference to the agreement with Sir Peter Morris that non-designated Centres could perform craniofacial surgery on non-syndromic cases in children and made placed no restrictions on surgery in adults. The proposal is that treatment in adults be included. It also extends the treatments requiring referral to include midline nasal dermoids and other mid face procedures.
I get the impression that this is an attempt to put these changes through under the radar without stakeholders being fully informed so that they would be unable to comment. The deadline for feedback is next Wednesday. Were BAOMS aware of this document? If not I think it would be reasonable for the association to kick up a fuss and demand a proper consultation process. I know you are on leave for which I apologise but I have only recently been made aware of this.
Stakeholder response from LTHT Cystic Fibrosis CRG and LTHT Paediatric Neuroscience CRG