Lancashire-wide review of clinical policies

The CCG is working with the other CCGs in Lancashire to make sure patients can access essential clinical services in a consistent and equitable way.

The CCGs are reviewing the clinical policies that are currently used to make decisions about the care and treatment people receive in areas such as cosmetic procedures, IVF and tonsillectomies. We are now working together to review these policies to: 

  • Ensure a consistent and fair approach across the county  
  • Develop a set of principles and policies against which decisions about care and treatment can be made
  • Develop collaborative policies across the eight CCGs in Lancashire.

The first stage in this process was to agree the underlying principles for clinical policies and decision-making. These principles will help determine local decisions about whether individuals receive or are eligible to receive care or treatment. The principles can be viewed below.

Supporting information

Policy harmonisation outline and supporting information (pdf 103KB) 

Policy harmonisation Q&As (pdf 178KB)  

Statement of Principles.pdf (PDF 309KB)  

Statement of Principles - summary.pdf [pdf] 21KB  

Policy for Considering Applications for Exceptionality.pdf (PDF 307KB)

Policy for exceptionality - summary (pdf 24KB)  

General Policy IFR Decision Making.pdf (PDF 387KB

General policy for IFR - summary (pdf 11KB) 

Policies under review - have your say

Please note, any policies under review and eligible for public feedback will be displayed below.

Currently, the clinical policies which are currently open for patient and public feedback include:

  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy policy review

To have your say, simply click here

Comments on this policy should be submitted by Thursday 14 November.

Please check back in future to see policies under review.

Any groups or individuals who wish to discuss draft policies in addition to completing the survey can make arrangements to do so by contacting or ring 01772 214244. 

Please return completed hard copy surveys to the Communication and Engagement Team, Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit, Jubilee House, Centurion Way, Leyland, Lancashire PR26 6TR

Reviewed policies 

To find policies which have previously been reviewed, simply click here

Please note that the surveys for these policies will have now closed. They are now in the next stage of the review process and updates will be available on the website when appropriate.