Q. As you will be aware under the National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) Regulations 2012 section 35, CCGs are required to publish on their websites reasons for any policy on whether particular healthcare interventions are made available. I’d like to request under the Freedom of Information Act a copy of any referral and treatment policies your CCG has for surgical repair of hernias.
We have provided as an attachment the document held by the CCG which references hernia management. All other decisions are made by clinicians based on clinical need.