Get involved

NHS England is committed to working with a wide range of people, patients, groups and other stakeholders in the how its develops and commissions specialised services.

There are lots of ways that people can get involved and find out more, including:

  • Becoming a Clinical Reference Group (CRG) stakeholder: If you are interested in the work of the specialised services CRGs you can register as a stakeholder. This will make sure you are kept informed of a relevant CRG’s work, and allow you to share your thoughts and experiences.
  • Registering for the Specialised Commissioning Stakeholder Bulletin: the monthly newsletter aims to share the latest news, developments and engagement opportunities.
  • Find out more about the Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group (PPVAG) which is an NHS England committee. The PPVAG makes sure the patient and carer perspective is at the heart of NHS England’s commissioning, as well as working together on plans, giving advice and offering constructive challenge.
  • Reading the Specialised Participation Framework which describes how NHS England involves patients and the public in the commissioning of these services.
  • Reading the Latest news section of this website for up to the minute news on developments in specialised services.
  • Becoming a Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partner. All posts are advertised on NHS England’s ‘Current opportunities to get involved’ page. For more information about PPV roles, email: You can also watch the video below to hear from existing PPV Partners and why they got involved in designing and developing specialised services.