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On Friday 1st July 2022 clinical commissioning groups (CCG's) across the country were closed and were replaced by new NHS organisations known as Integrated Care Boards.

Therefore, NHS East Lancashire CCG no longer exists and has been replaced (along with the othe seven CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria) by the new NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB)

Please visit the new ICB website

Lancashire-wide review and harmonisation of clinical policies

In the NHS treatments and care for patients are provided free at the point of service. While in hospital and for certain categories of patient, medications are also free at the point of service. However, not all treatments and medications are routinely funded by the NHS. This is because the effectiveness of certain procedures and medications can vary among patients and in some cases can do more harm than good. Across Lancashire and South Cumbria, there is a review of clinical policies across all the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

This provides an ideal opportunity to co-ordinate these policies and related services and make them consistent and fair. It reduces what is often referred to as the postcode lottery of healthcare across this area of the North West. A thorough review of clinical policies takes time and this is likely to be an ongoing process.

For further information about the clinical policy review process or any individual policies email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Have your say on current clinical policy reviews here.

Find out about policies which have already been reviewed here.