The policies below will require more detailed consideration and work to ensure that the harmonisation of these policies results in an NHS Cheshire and Merseyside single suite of policies which are up to date and reflect the latest evidence base. This work is in progress and, as appropriate, NHS Cheshire and Merseyside will engage with patients, the public and other key stakeholders across Cheshire and Merseyside as part of this process.

In the meantime, NHS Cheshire and Merseyside will continue to adopt and operate the CCG policies listed below which means that there is currently no change in commissioning policy for local people resident in those places/boroughs from what was in place prior to 1 July 2022.