NHS England has announced the decisions made by its Directly Commissioned Services Committee (DCSC) in relation to specialised services. The decisions of the committee, which met in May, will, in future, be communicated via a new stakeholder newsletter, which is currently being developed, and which will be accessible both via direct mail, and through the […]
NHS England has today (25 June 2014) launched a three-month public consultation on a number of clinical commissioning policies for specialised services. The four policies will be open to a 12-week formal consultation period, closing on September 17. View details of the consultation and the policies
Specialised Services would like to announce the appointment of three new Clinical Reference Group (CRG) Chairs, these are: Dr Sean Whittaker for Specialised Dermatology, Dr Jeremy Kenney Herbert for High and Medium Secure Mental Health Dr Vinod Diwaker for Paediatric Medicine.
James Palmer the Clinical Director Specialised Commissioning for the NHS England outlines the latest on NHS England’s five-year strategy for specialised services . My latest blog is coming from day one of the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2014 event in Manchester. Members of the national specialised commissioning team will be present at the main […]
NHS England has today launched a three-month public consultation on changes made to a number of its specialised services specifications. The specifications set out what is expected of providers in terms of the standards required, and define access to a service. Full details of the consultation, and how you can contribute your views, can be […]
In response to today’s front page story in the Independent, James Palmer, Clinical Director of Specialised Services at NHS England, said: “We are determined to work constructively with patients and to take evidence-based decisions having listened with care to the views of all parties. “It is completely wrong to suggest we are being unduly influenced […]
Specialised Services would like to announce the appointment of three new Clinical Reference Group (CRG) Chairs, these are: Professor Derek Tuffnell for the Specialised Maternity Dr Mathias Radatz for Stereotactic Radiosurgery Dr Marios Adamou for Specialised Mental Health.
A Compact Agreement has been developed by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and NHS England to ensure effective partnership working between ABPI members and the specialised services Clinical Reference Groups. The Agreement highlights a number of commitments from both parties which will enable them to collaborate and drive the delivery of high […]
NHS England is establishing an Industry Reference Group to help support its work in developing a five-year strategy for specialised services. It is currently seeking representative bodies (i.e. trade associations, not individual companies) from the medical technology, pharmaceutical, bioscience and diagnostic industries to join the group. To find out more, visit our specialised services engagement […]
Steve Sylvester, Head of Specialised Commissioning, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire Area Team, issues a call to action for help in developing future strategy: Some say that providing a service in fewer hospitals reduces patient choice and competition. Others are concerned that having to travel further than their local hospital for specialised care […]