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Warrington CCG and Halton CCG have a number of strategies, policies and other procedural documents to help guide its staff and those people with an interest to do things in a way that is open, transparent, safe, legal and consistent. Many of these are available via our website or upon application.

Definitions

  • Strategy: A strategy is a high-level, long-term plan of action, usually covering three to five years to achieve a particular goal in relation to the strategic aims of Warrington CCG and Halton CCG
  • Policy: A policy is a specific and enforceable set of principles or rules that define conduct by NHS Warrington CCG/Halton CCG members and employees, often outlining best practice or statutory requirements
  • Guidelines: Includes management guidance notes from Human Resources and documents setting out a preferred method of operation. These are usually based on guidance published by national or external agencies using current evidence. A guideline allows for informed decision making concerning the appropriate course of action to take. Other methods are not prohibited but a reason for deviation from guidance should be fully justifiable and approval by line management sought
  • Prototcols and procedures: These stipulate the practice required and the action to be taken to implement a policy. They are usually a set of detailed step by step instructions that describe the appropriate method for carrying out tasks or activities to achieve a stated outcome to the highest possible standards and to ensure efficiency, consistency and safety

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