NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working in partnership with the other seven CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria to review clinical policies across the region.
The eight CCGs across Lancashire and South Cumbria have all agreed that there is a need to review their clinical policies in order to: ensure a consistent and fair approach; update current policies in accordance with National Guidelines and best clinical practice and to make sure it is using its limited resources to maximum effect.
Residents are being consulted over a 12-week period and open forum events have been arranged and will take place:
- Wednesday 21 March - 1.30-3pm The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH
- Wednesday 21 March – 6.30-8pm The Assembly Room, Kendal Town Hall, Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4ED
Those that can’t make the sessions and would still like to feed their comments into the consultation can do so by completing the survey which can be accessed here.
Hilary Fordham, Chief Operating officer at Morecambe Bay CCG, said:
“Morecambe Bay CCG is responsible for commissioning a wide range of clinical services, including secondary (hospital), community and mental health services and for paying for those services, for and on behalf of, the local population. We need to ensure this is done in an open, fair and transparent manner but in so doing we must take into account the limited resources we have. A key role for the CCG is to develop clinical policies that help us make decisions about the use of those limited resources.”
“I would encourage any resident with an interest in these policies to go along to the focus groups or visit the CCG website to have their say.”