NHS England launches consultation on a proposed method to support investment decisions in specialised commissioning

NHS England has today launched a 30-day consultation on a proposed method to support decision-making on relative prioritisation in specialised commissioning.

Each year, a significant number of proposals are put to NHS England for investment in new drugs, medical devices or interventions for use by specialised services in England. NHS England has to make difficult decisions on behalf of tax-payers about how to prioritise the funding that is available for those new investments each year. In the response to the previous consultation Investing in Specialised Services, it was described that a transparent method would be developed that can be used to aid decision-making on relative prioritisation. We are now seeking views on the proposed method.

The consultation will run until 11 May 2016 (11:59pm). Views will be collected via the online survey. A number of events will be held to support consultation. They are:

Webinars (online / telephone meetings)

  • Monday 18 April 11.00am – 12.00pm
  • Tuesday 19 April 3:00pm – 4:00pm

To register for a webinar please send your name and details of which webinar you want to join to You will then be sent joining instructions.

Face to face events

  • Wednesday 4 May 11:00am – 1:00pm Central London

Registration for this events will be open from 15 April on our events web page.


  1. Mrs Jenny King says:

    I wonder how much money would be saved if hospitals and GPs were banned from faxing one another and instead used email.

    I was prescribed 100g of hydrocortisone cream, which has to be thrown away 12 weeks after opening. by that time I might have used 2.5g. This is a typical and outrageous waste.

    Too many staff are seen hanging around hospitals.

    Why are there nurses sitting in on all outpatient consultations? They are not needed most of the time.

  2. Chris Frith says:

    Why are specialist services not subject to the same efficiency savings (negative cost pressures as usual (mundane) services?

  3. Cllr Alan McCarthy says:

    Has my submission I sent for HBOT trial for PTSD been included for consideration in the consultation?
    If not can you send me a direct e mail link I can resend to please

    Cllr Alan McCarthy
    Rochdale Council Armed Forces Lead Member

  4. MR Paul JACKMAN says:

    can i ask what day will the report NHS COMPLAINTS & HANDLING THANKS 12/04/2016