Alignment of Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board Commissioning Policies
Prior to the establishment of the Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board (MSE ICB) on 1 July 2022, the five former MSE Clinical Commissioning Groups had different commissioning policies. The CCGs worked together to provide a consistent service offer across MSE where possible, resulting in most of the commissioning policies being aligned. However, the CCGs agreed to maintain six local policies in relation to the following clinical areas:
- Bariatric Surgery
- Breast asymmetry
- Breast reduction
- Female Sterilisation
- Tertiary Fertility Services, including:
- Intra-uterine insemination (IUI)
- In vitro fertilisation (IVF), with or without intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
- Donor Insemination (DI)
- Sperm and oocyte donation
At its inaugural meeting on 1 July 2022, the ICB Board agreed to carry out work to provide a consistent service offer in relation to these services across MSE, including undertaking consultation with relevant stakeholders, including clinicians and members of the public.
Until new ICB commissioning policies for these services have been developed, the former CCG policies, which you can find below, will apply to individuals based on their place of residence within former CCG boundaries.
The ICB is in the process of formatting the existing policies to meet website accessibility standards which will be completed by March 2023. Please refer to the ICB’s Accessibility Statement for further information. If you require information in an alternative format, please contact [email protected].