The Oxfordshire Vasectomy Service

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The Vasectomy service in Oxfordshire - have your say on the future of the service

Oxfordshire CCG has set up an anonymous survey to find out your views on two options for the NHS vasectomy service in Oxfordshire: either to stop it (decommission the service except where there are exceptional circumstances) or alternatively to introduce eligibility criteria.

At the start of August 2018, Oxfordshire CCG suspended referrals to the NHS vasectomy service provided by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) as it had exceeded capacity. 

However, the current contract with BPAS has been extended until the end of March 2019 to allow patients on the waiting list to be treated.

There are other short and long-term contraceptives methods which are available free of charge to men and women locally and which can be accessed at all nine of Oxfordshire’s sexual health clinics.

We are currently holding a six-week period of engagement which includes the survey which is anonymous and if you respond you won't be identified. It will also involve focus groups for interested stakeholders.

Once the engagement is finished a decision will be made by Oxfordshire CCG on whether to decommission the vasectomy service or to introduce criteria on who can have one. This decision will be reported back to Oxfordshire’s Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting.

There are several ways you can share your views with us on the future of the vasectomy service by taking part in the online survey by clicking on the following link here:

The vasectomy survey

  • request a paper copy of the questionnaire by calling 01865 334638 or emailing: OCCG.talking.health@nhs.net  Please send completed paper copies to:

        FREEPOST OXFORDSHIRE CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP

        (No further address details required - please write in capitals)

  • Send an email titled ‘Future of the vasectomy service' to: OCCG.talking.health@nhs.net 
  • Download and print off the questionnaire below and return to the above Freepost address

    The Questionnaire survey is open until 4pm Friday 8 March 2019. 

    What happens next?
    Once the engagement is finished, we will listen carefully to the views and suggestions you have shared with us. A decision on the future of the vasectomy service will then be made by Oxfordshire CCG on whether to decommission the service or to introduce criteria on who can have one. 

Oxfordshire vasectomy service - further information

Vasectomy service questionnaire

Vasectomy service - easy read survey

This engagement activity has now closed.

Timeline

  • Opened
    28 Jan 2019 at 10:00
  • Closed
    8 Mar 2019 at 16:00
  • Response to be published

Details

Topic Families, Older people, Long Term Conditions e.g. diabetes, neurological conditions, Men's health issues
Which locality (local area in Oxfordshire) is this for: Oxford City, North Oxfordshire, North East Oxfordshire, South West Oxfordshire, South East Oxfordshire, West Oxfordshire
Target Audience All residents, Families and parents