Specialised commissioning

NHS England publishes interim specifications for specialised commissioning

NHS England has today published the interim specifications it has adopted for the commissioning of specialised services. The new service specifications, along with clinical commissioning policies, were the subject of a short, public consultation which ran from mid-December 2012 to February 2013. NHS England received more than 3,500 responses from individual patients, carers, patient groups, and […]

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Specialised health services clinical reference groups: Patient and carer member recruitment – second wave

NHS England has opened the second wave of recruitment for patient and carer members of its Clinical Reference Groups for 2013/14. For a full list of CRGs who are still recruiting members please follow the link below. CRGs are responsible for providing NHS England with clinical advice regarding specialised services, and for promoting equity of […]

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Dedicated web pages launched for 74 specialised services Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs)

NHS England has today launched a series of web pages dedicated to each of the 74 specialised services Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs). CRGs cover the full range of specialised services and are responsible for providing NHS England with clinical advice regarding these directly commissioned services. The CRGs are made up of clinicians, commissioners, Public Health […]

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New specialised commissioning draft service specifications and a clinical policy added to the consultation

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has added seven new draft service specifications and a further clinical policy for specialised commissioning to its consultation. The consultation period for these new additions will run from 11 January to 22 February 2013. The service specifications and clinical commissioning policies are important in clearly defining what the NHS […]

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Specialised Services Commissioning – 2013 Clinical Reference Groups

Specialised services commissioning: 2013 Clinical Reference Group membership The NHS Commissioning Board has opened registration for membership of the 2013 Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) which support directly commissioned specialised services. Recruitment is currently open for chairs and clinical members. Further recruitment of non-clinical members will follow shortly. The closing date for applications for the role […]

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New national model to tackle variation in specialist healthcare services

For the first time patients requiring specialised treatment can look forward to the same level and standards of care. The NHS Commissioning Board has published the new Operating Model for commissioning specialised services setting out how a single, national system will ensure patients are offered consistent, high quality services across the country. The number of […]

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