Please use this on line form for registering as a stakeholder for a Specialised Services Clinical Reference Group (CRG). Registration is now open for all stakeholders to register, this includes patients, public, voluntary sector organisations and clinical and non-clinical professionals.
NHS England commissions (designs and funds) some services directly. These are services which have been identified as too specialist or complex to be commissioned across a smaller geographical area by CCGs. They include specialised services, and some unique services such as offender/prison health, and elements of military health.
CRGs have been established to cover the range specialised services defined within NHS England’s mandate. These services are generally provided by specialist hospitals, serving a catchment population of more than 1 million people. The programmes of work for specialised services are structured around 74 CRGs under five Programmes of Care:
CRGs bring together groups of clinicians, commissioners, Public Health experts, patients and carers. They use their specific knowledge and expertise to advise NHS England on the best ways that specialised services should be provided. CRGs will provide advice on the development of service specifications, commissioning policies, identifying innovation and improving quality.
NHS England welcomes the involvement of interested people in the work of the CRGs. We want work with all stakeholders including charities, patient groups, staff from service providers, and commercial organisations. Registered stakeholders will be kept informed about the work of the CRG and will have the opportunity to get involved in a range of ways.
See here for more information on the National Programmes of Care and Clinical Reference Groups.
Stakeholder registration is open for all stakeholders, including patients, carers, service users, members of the public, clinical staff, provider organisations working in specialised services and voluntary sector partners. You can also register to be kept informed of general specialised commissioning rather than selecting each CRG in turn by selecting ‘general specialised commissioning’.
On registration you will be asked to tell us a bit more about who you are and your interest areas.
We also ask you to choose the category or type of participation you would like to register for with a CRG, depending on your level of interest. The categories are as follows:
If you are not sure whether your service has been defined as ‘specialised’, please refer to the ‘Manual’ which contains details of all services which have been defined as truly ‘specialised’.