Guidance for people in England looking for information on cross border services for the NHS in England.
Borders between Clinical Commissioning Groups within the NHS in England
Who Pays? Establishing the Responsible Commissioner: This document sets out the circumstances which determine which clinical commissioning group is responsible for paying for a patient’s care within the NHS in England.
Responsible body guidance for the NHS in Wales: This is the relevant guidance for the NHS in Wales.
Cross border protocol
This protocol sets out the arrangements between the NHS in England and the NHS in Wales. It helps support patients who live on the England/Wales border and make sure they receive healthcare without confusion or delay.
For any queries regarding treatment abroad please visit:
- Emergency treatment within the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
- Emergency treatment outside the European Economic Area (EEA)
- Planned treatment with the European Economic Area (EEA)
For more information see the England/Wales Cross Border Frequently Asked Questions.
The current cross-border protocol between England Wales is under review – content might not accurately reflect on-going arrangements. Please contact your Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for further information.
Telephone: 0800 0151 548
Text: 07540 668541, Fax: 01782 298228
Telephone: 0800 030 4563, or 0300 404 2999, ext 2453
Freephone: 0800 032 0897
Text: 075 406 68541, Fax: 01782 298228
West Cheshire CCG
Freephone: 0800 132996