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Orthopaedic & Cataract Information 2015-16, 2016/17 (1718097)

 1.   Please state the total number of orthopaedic referrals from primary care in A) 2015/16 and B) 2016/17.

2015-16 – 7,534

2016-17 – 8,096

2.   Please state the total number of referrals from primary care for cataract treatment in A) 2015/16 and B) 2016/17.

NHS Calderdale does not collect condition specific data on referrals to the Ophthalmology service.

3.   A) What are the current eligibility guidelines/criteria for referrals for orthopaedic procedures? Please cut and paste any relevant information or provide a link (and page number if relevant) to the relevant website/document. 

The CCG commissions services from providers and requires that all activity adheres to NICE Guidance for the condition in question.  Please refer to guidance which can be found on the NICE website:

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/published?type=CG.

The CCG has developed thresholds/criteria for some orthopedic conditions which include guidance for referrers. Copies of these relating to Carpal, Dupuytrens, Osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, arthroscopy, hallux thresholds are provided as PDF files with this letter.

3.   B) When were these current guidelines introduced?

Services have always been commissioned to adhere to NICE guidelines.

The CCG developed thresholds and criteria provided have a creation and review date in the footer.

4.  A) What are the current eligibility guidelines/criteria for referrals for cataract treatment? Please cut and paste any relevant information or provide a link (and page number if relevant) to the relevant website/document. 

The CCG commissions services from providers and requires that all activity adheres to NICE Guidance for the condition in question.  Please refer to guidance which can be ound on the NICE website:  https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?q=cataract+guidelines

4.   B) When were these current guidelines introduced?

Services have always been commissioned to adhere to NICE guidelines for cataracts.

Appendix

adult hallux CCCG

carpal tunnel syndrome CCCG

dupuytrens contracture CCCG

knee arthroscopy CCCG

OA hip and knee CCCG

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