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Reviewing local health policies

Reviewing local health policies update

The NHS wants to provide you with the right treatment, in the right place, at the right time.

At the moment, in some cases, treatments and operations are being carried out with little or no difference to the patient, which is putting a massive strain on the NHS. To stop this from happening, the NHS in your area is reviewing more than 100 policies and treatments, with the aim of:

  • Ensuring that the latest medical guidance and techniques are being used and so the best treatment is being provided to each patient.
  • Ensuring that NHS resources are being used in the best possible way for all patients.
  • Providing more equal access to healthcare and treatments where possible.

Six CCGs are working together (Halton, Liverpool, Southport and Formby, South Sefton, St Helens and Warrington) to continue to review these policies and this will be done over the next 12 months. During this time you will regularly have the opportunity to have your say on a variety of procedures and treatments.

We are now moving into the next phase of this work (this runs until 14th July 2019). The next set of policies includes:

Cough Assist Devices

Secondary Care Administered Joint Injections

Surgery for Prostatism/Lower Urinary Tract System

Botulinum Toxin A&B

Continuous Glucose Monitoring systems for continuous monitoring in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Insulin pump

Transanal Irrigation

You can complete the survey here: 


For more information, please contact

0121 612 3806

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