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Past Engagement




Future of adult and older people's specialist mental health services in Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal

We partnered with NHS South Cheshire CCGNHS Vale Royal CCG and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) to review how to provide the best specialist adult mental health services we can within allocated funding.

This included looking at the role that better community services can play in preventing people from going into crisis; and supporting people in their own homes and within their own support networks where possible. This is considered national best practice.

Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal don’t currently have the wide range of community mental health services available in other parts of Cheshire and in other parts of the country.

Our collective aim is to plan, buy and deliver the best care within allocated funding for people who access services and those who support them. We believe we are more likely to achieve this if we work with and listen to the views of local people.

Local people’s views are instrumental in our thinking and we will continue to work with service users, carers, key representative groups and members of the public.

We held listening events for service users and carers in September 2017 at Crewe Alexandra FC and Macclesfield Town FC. Table-based discussions gave participants an opportunity to describe what had worked well for them, what had not worked well and how services might be improved.

Views expressed at the events and through an online survey were taken into account alongside clinical evidence, national best practice and financial considerations in the development of options for a 12-week public consultation running from 6 March to 29 May 2018.

No decisions will be made on the future of adult and older people's specialist mental health services until after the consultation has ended.

The partners produced a Pre-Consultation Business Case which explained why change is needed. Click here to read a summary of the business case.

Published by: NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG, NHS South Cheshire CCG, NHS Vale Royal CCG, and CWP.



Consultation on proposals to reduce spending on procedures having the lowest impact on patient care.



Policy to help reduce general practice consultations and prescriptions for minor conditions which are suitable for self care

We have spent a great deal of time this year gathering evidence from young people to inform our transformation of mental health services for children and young people. Here are the background reports from the work which has been undertaken:

Engagement with young people to understand mental health service requirements

Mental health needs assessment of adopted children and young people in Cheshire East

Analysis of awareness and expectations of young people accessing mental health services

Watch our video about the work we've been doing with young people and partners to understand what children and young people need and want from mental health services.

Here's a link to the video transcript.


Click here to read about the work we've done so far with partners and young people to transform mental health services - and what we still have to do.