SOUTH Cheshire, Eastern Cheshire and Vale Royal CCGs have released an update on the public consultation into adult mental health services.

The consultation period ended on May,29 2018 and all of the feedback received is being analysed independently.

A spokesperson for the CCGs said: “At the very heart of what we are aiming to achieve through our proposals is to improve the health and wellbeing of people with severe mental health problems.

“There is an absolute commitment to have available to our local populations services and support that enable our patients ‘to thrive, not just to survive’.

“We would like to thank everyone who either took part in or supported the delivery of our three-month public consultation. We ran a very comprehensive consultation process.”

All 7,000 patients across Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal who are currently supported by or accessing adult and older people’s specialist mental health services received a personal copy of the consultation document.

During the consultation period, the CCGs held seven public engagement consultation meetings and 26 community events with over 700 attendees.

The full consultation report will be made publicly available in early September on the websites of each Clinical Commissioning Group.

A decision-making business case will then be prepared and brought to a meeting in pubic before the end of the year when a decision will be made with regards how to progress.