THE NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria are working in partnership to review and develop clinical policies across the region.

The eight Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and South Cumbria have all agreed that there is a need to develop their policies collaboratively.

As part of the process, four draft policies are now open for patient and public engagement, feedback, and comments. Three of these policies relate to the mandatory guidance issued to CCGs by NHS England as part of their second wave of Evidence Based Interventions (EBI2). The fourth is a new local policy for the Lancashire and South Cumbria region.

People can have their say by visiting the Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership website and completing a short survey before November 19.

Mr Andy Curran, Executive Medical Director for the NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria, said: “The CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria are responsible for commissioning a wide range of health services, including some hospitals, community, and mental health services and for paying for those services, for and on behalf of, the local population.

“A key role for the CCG is to develop clinical policies that help to make decisions about the use of the limited resources available.

“We know how important it is that this is done in an open, fair and transparent manner and that local patients and the public have the opportunity to have their say."