If you are writing a new or updating an existing policy, please enter Policy Template into the search box below to download a word version of the current template that must be used for all new or updated policies, procedures or guideline documents. Should you require any advice regarding writing or reviewing policies, please email:  corporate.affairs@merseycare.nhs.uk

You can view a list of Medicines Management policies and procedures to aid the search for specific documents.

Please note that the review dates on all policy documents are advisory, if the review date is exceeded the policy is still valid until it is replaced.

When searching for a policy, please don't select a division as this may limit what is shown. If you can't find a policy after trying this, please use the policy query form below.

  • If you are unable to open any PDF documents, you can download Adobe Reader by clicking here.
  • Staff are advised to always check that they are using the correct version of any policies rather than referring to locally held copies. The most up to date version of all Trust policies can be found on this webpage.  
  • * Please note that following the acquisition of Calderstones Partnership NHS FT, South Sefton Community Services transaction and the Liverpool Community Services NHS Trust transaction and the North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS FT transaction, a number of policies are specific to staff transferring from these services as indicated.

During the COVID-19 outbreak the Trust took the decision to suspend the routine review of policy documents, although changes were made when necessary.  Users are asked to note that the review date on any policy document is advisory and that all policy documents remain live / valid whilst they remain on the Trust’s website.  The routine review of policies has now been resumed by the Trust in a prioritised manner.

Readers are asked to note that when reading policy documents if they come across the job title ‘Chief Operating Officer’, this should now be read as ‘Directors of Operations / Divisional Director’


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The SA01:  Policy Management Framework is your guide to writing/developing or reviewing a policy to ensure it meets with Trust standards.

For templates and guidance on writing/ reviewing a policy, procedure or document, please contact corporate.affairs@merseycare.nhs.uk