NHS England today launches a new consultation about how it will prioritise which specialised services and treatments to invest in. Patient groups asked it to consult on changes to the principles and process by which it makes these decisions. NHS England directly commissions around 145 specialised services. In order to ensure the maximum number of […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.