specialised services

NHS England publishes its commissioning intentions for prescribed specialised services

NHS England has today published details of its commissioning intentions for specialised services for 2015/16. The document, Commissioning Intentions 2015/16 for Prescribed Specialised Services serves as notice to all providers of specialised services in England of changes and priorities for the coming year for the specialised services to be commissioned by NHS England, as well as […]

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NHS England announces decisions made by its Directly Commissioned Services Committee

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 […]

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Consultation on specialised services clinical commissioning policies

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

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Specialised Services appointments

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.

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NHS England launches consultation on changes to specialised services specifications

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 […]

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NHS England’s response to today’s front page story in the Independent

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 […]

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Compact agreement developed between industry and NHS England’s Clinical Reference Groups

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 […]

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NHS England setting up Industry Reference Group to help develop its five-year strategy for specialised services

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 […]

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