Consultation

Service Review Policy

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group undertook a formal 12-week public consultation from October 25, 2016 to January 17, 2017. The Service Review Policy consultation was also carried out by all other Cheshire and Wirral Clinical Commissioning Groups.

The results of the public consultations were subsequently considered by clinicians alongside evidence of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and best practice. A report containing a number of recommendations was then received by NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s public Governing Body.

Our consultation report provides an overview of the activities carried out in West Cheshire as part of the public consultation, highlights the feedback received from consultation respondents and details the decisions taken by NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group with regard to the implementation of proposals. To view the report, click here

An updated commissioning policy for Cheshire and updated sub-fertility policy for West Cheshire can be accessed online here

"What should we prescribe in West Cheshire?"

At its meeting on September 15th, 2016, NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group's Governing Body discussed the findings of the consultation "What should we prescribe in West Cheshire?"

A decision was subsequently taken to implement the proposals listed below from October 1, 2016:

1. That we stop prescribing treatments and medicines for short-term, minor conditions/ailments or where there is insufficient evidence of clinical benefit or cost effectiveness

2. That we stop prescribing gluten-free foods

Download the full, independent consultation report here