Health and wellbeing
In this section of the website you can learn abut health and wellbeing in Cheshire West.
Local health services
Clinical Commissioning Groups
Clinical Commissioning Groups are responsible for arranging emergency and urgent care services within their boundaries, and for commissioning services for any unregistered patients who live in their area. General Practices have to belong to a Clinical Commissioning Group.
Clinical Commissioning Groups are statutory NHS organisations which came in to existence in April 2013. Clinical Commissioning Groups are responsible for planning and designing local health services in England. They do this by commissioning or buying health and care services including:
- Planned hospital care
- Urgent and emergency care
- Rehabilitation care
- Community health services
- Mental health
- Learning disability services
To do this Clinical Commissioning Groups work with patients and health and social care partners (for example local hospitals, local authorities and local community groups) to ensure services meet local needs.
There are two Clinical Commissioning Groups that cover Cheshire West and Chester. Look at their websites to see how you can get involved in decisions made about local health services.
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust
The Trust provides mental health, learning disability and drug and alcohol misuse services across Cheshire and Wirral, plus community services in West Cheshire. It works very closely with local authorities and voluntary and independent organisations.
Healthwatch Cheshire West is for local people and communities to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided locally.
Practice participation group
Join your Practice Participation Group at your GP practice.
Making a complaint
Healthwatch Independent NHS Advocacy Service
If you're not satisfied with the service you've experienced from a hospital, doctor, dentist, local surgery or other NHS provider, you are entitled to complain about it. Healthwatch can help you make this complaint, by providing a free, confidential and independent service.