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Residents in Lancashire and South Cumbria encouraged to have their say on new clinical policies

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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 to ensure a consistent and fair approach for everyone across the region. All policies will be created following National Guidelines and best clinical practice to make sure that the limited resources available are being used to maximum effect for the local population.

As part of this ongoing process, a draft of the sensory integration therapy policy is now open for patient and public engagement, feedback, and comments. This policy concerns direct, one-to-one clinic-based therapy for children and adults who have been assessed to have a degree of sensory dysfunction.

Lancashire and South Cumbria residents are being asked to have their say by visiting the Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership website and completing a short survey, comments on this policy should be submitted by Friday 09 July.

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.

“I would encourage any resident with an interest in this policy to visit the website and take part in the survey.”

For more information about current clinical policy reviews and to have your say, visit: www.healthierlsc.co.uk/commissioningpolicy/current-clinical-policy-reviews

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