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NHS Ask the Public to Have Their Say on Some Service Changes in Cheshire and Wirral

25 October 2016

25 October 2016

October 25th, 2016

Re: NHS asks the public to have their say on some service changes in Cheshire and the Wirral.

Over the past year, the local NHS has been talking to the public and stakeholders about the impact that growing demand for services will have in the future.

As this challenge is similar in many areas, the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) for Wirral, Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire, Vale Royal and West Cheshire have come together to ask the public for their views on proposed changes to some of their services, including some minor cosmetic surgery, treatment and removal of ear wax, surgery for problems with shoulder joints, fertility and sterilisation services. For some of these procedures there are differences in how CCGs apply clinical policies.

The NHS faces a big challenge in dealing with an increasing demand on its services while ensuring that it continues to provide high quality care and treatment. The NHS Five Year Forward View, published in 2014 highlighted that change was necessary to ensure that the NHS is sustainable now and in the future.

A consultation has been launched which is asking the public and other stakeholders for their views on the proposals to make changes to some NHS services.

Dr Sue Wells, Chair of NHS Wirral CCG comments ‘This is the first time that CCGs in this area have come together to seek the views of the public and stakeholders as we continue with our programme of changes.  Our aim is to ensure that the services we provide are effective and sustainable whilst we continue to encourage people to lead healthier lives. It is important for us to make the best use of our resources and we are encouraging people to have their say.

The consultation starts on 25 October 2016 and will run until 17 January 2017. There are a number of ways in which people can make their views known including an online survey and there will be a number of public meetings held during the consultation period. Details can be found on each of the participating CCGs websites. 

Further information on the consultation is available on the following link

For any queries relating to this consultation please contact wiccg.srppolicy@nhs.net or 0151 541 5401 

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