Infectious diseases

This Transform Clinical Reference Group (CRG) covers infectious disease services. Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases of animals that can cause disease when transmitted to humans.


This Clinical Reference Group (CRG) covers:

  • Infectious diseases (caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi).


  • Daniel Eve, Lead Commissioner
  • Nick Price, National Clinical Director and CRG Chair
  • Mike Beadsworth, Clinical Member
  • Mike Brown, Clinical Member
  • Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas, Clinical member
  • Penny Lewthwaite, Clinical Member
  • Catherine Cosgrove, Clinical Member
  • Patrick Lillie, Clinical Member
  • Ed Moran, Clinical Member
  • Katherine Ajdukiewicz, Clinical Member
  • Katie Jeffery, Clinical Member
  • Neil Jenkins, Clinical Member
  • Rob Porter, Clinical Member
  • Mandy Clarkson, NHS England Public Health Lead
  • Emily Lam, Patient and Public Voice
  • Martyn Llewelyn, Affiliate Member – British Infection Association
  • David Partridge, Affiliate Member – British Infection Association
  • Angharad Davies, Affiliate Member – Royal College of Pathologists
  • Meera Chand, Affiliate Member – UK Health Security Agency
  • Susan Hopkins, Affiliate Member – UK Health Security Agency


A key part of the CRG’s work is the delivery of the ‘products’ of commissioning. These are the tools used by the 10 Hub Commissioning Teams to contract services on an annual basis.

Service specifications

Service specifications are important in clearly defining the standards of care expected from organisations funded by NHS England to provide specialised care. The specifications have been developed by specialised clinicians, commissioners, expert patients and public health representatives to describe both core and developmental service standards. Core standards are those that all funded providers should be able to demonstrate, with developmental standards being those which may require further changes in practice over time to provide excellence in the field.

The following service specifications fall within the scope of this CRG:


Policy statements

Policy statements are brief documents that define the current commissioning position to support service contracting.

The following policy statements fall within the scope of this CRG:

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Get involved

If you are interested in the work of the infectious diseases CRG or its NPOC, you can register as a stakeholder.

For details on our latest consultations please visit the NHS England consultation hub.

Get in contact

For any questions or queries relating to the work of the infectious diseases CRG or its NPoC, please contact: