Criteria Based Clinical Treatment

We are continuing our review of more treatment policies to ensure that our resources are used on the treatments that work best and provide the best long-term health outcomes for local people.

From June 2017, we, together with the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Southport and Formby, and South Sefton have been reviewing several treatment policies to:

  • ensure that the latest medical guidance and techniques are being used so the best treatment is being provided to each patient
  • ensure that NHS resources are being used in the best possible way for all patients and;
  • provide equal access to healthcare and treatments, where possible, across the Mid Mersey area

Phase one and phase two of the review were completed in 2017 and changes implemented following on from engagement with local people. 

Now, more policies are being looked at in line with national guidelines under phase three of the project. 

These policies are:

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Cough Assist Devices
  • Insulin Pumps
  • Secondary care administered peripheral steroid joint injections
  • Surgery for Prostatism
  • Transanal Irrigation

We are also informing patients about updates to Botulinum Toxin A & B treatments to bring them in line with NICE guidance and the Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee (APC). 

Find out more
You can find out more about the policies, read the draft updated policy and view the Equality Impact Assessments for each policy below: 

The survey ran from Monday 25 February until Sunday 14 July 2019.