consultation

Consultation on specialised services clinical commissioning policies and service specifications

NHS England has today (24 March 2015) launched a 30 day public consultation on a number of clinical commissioning policies and service specifications for specialised services. The 33 policies, five service specifications and two other commissioning products (Chemotherapy algorithms for multiple myeloma and UK Genetic Testing Network new test recommendations) will be open to a 30 […]

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NHS England sets out proposals for more efficient and responsive access to medicines for patients

Proposals allowing certain health professions to prescribe or supply and administer medicines for patients have been published today (Thursday) by NHS England. The proposals would apply across the United Kingdom, and would enable four groups of registered allied health professions (AHPs) – radiographers, paramedics, dietitians and orthoptists – to prescribe or supply and administer medicines, […]

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NHS England consults on proposed changes to the commissioning of genetic laboratory services

NHS England has launched a 12-week consultation on proposed changes to the way in which genetic laboratories are commissioned. The proposals aim to deliver services across England which can better meet advances in genomic technologies, whilst driving improvements in quality and patient outcomes. The proposed changes are set out in the new draft service specification, […]

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Payment system will encourage better NHS efficiency and improved care

NHS England and Monitor have today launched a consultation on changes to the NHS payment system. The proposed changes for 2015/16 aim to incentivise the efficient provision of high quality care, while also encouraging the better management of an increasing demand for services. The package of proposals is an early opportunity to put into practice […]

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NHS England publishes revised process for operation of its Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF)

NHS England today published its updated procedure for evaluating drugs in the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), which will mean more effective and promising drugs will be prioritised and made available to patients. Since it was established in 2010, more than 55,000 patients have accessed treatment through the CDF – around 2,000 every month. Last week […]

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NHS England launches consultation on innovative radiotherapy treatments

NHS England is seeking people’s views on proposed changes to the shape of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT) services across the country. SRS and SRT are forms of radiotherapy used to treat patients with intracranial conditions such as brain tumours. NHS England took on responsibility for commissioning these services in April 2013 and […]

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NHS England publishes Never Events Policy Framework Review consultation online

NHS England has strengthened its position as one of the safest and most transparent healthcare systems in the world by publishing the Never Events Policy Framework Review consultation. The purpose of the consultation is make it is clearer as to what needs to be done, and by whom, to prevent never events. Part of the […]

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NHS England consults on plans for a sustainable Cancer Drugs Fund

NHS England is proposing changes to the way its Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) operates, in order that it delivers maximum benefit for patients, within the resources available. Clinicians and cancer specialists believe the changes, if adopted, would: improve patient access to the most clinically effective drugs available through the fund; encourage pricing that delivers value […]

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NHS England proposes new standards for congenital heart disease services

NHS England today (Monday) launched a consultation on standards which aim to drive high quality care for children and adults with congenital heart disease wherever they live, throughout their lives. Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) refers to birth defects that affect the normal workings of the heart. These range from severe life threatening conditions that need […]

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