Chair: Mr William Allum
Recruitment to this CRG is in progress and the names of the members will be updated shortly.
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 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:
- Cancer: Malignant Mesothelioma (Adult)
- Cancer: Oesophageal and Gastric (Adult)
- Primary Malignant Bone Tumours Service (Adults and Adolescents)
- Cancer: Soft Tissue Sarcoma (Adult)
- Cancer: Brain and Central Nervous System (Adult)
- Cancer: Specialised Kidney Bladder and Prostate (Adult)
- Cancer: Penile (Adult)
- Cancer: Testicular (Adult)
- Ex-vivo partial nephrectomy service (Adults)
- Cancer: Head and Neck (Adult)
- Stereotactic radiosurgery / radiotherapy – intracranial (All ages)
- Complex Gynaecology -Specialist Gynaecological Cancers
- Thoracic Surgery – Adults
A commissioning policy is a document that defines access to a service for a particular group of patients. A NICE Technology Appraisal Guideline on the same topic will replace, or be incorporated into, a commissioning policy as appropriate. These are important documents that are developed to ensure consistency in access to treatments nationwide.
The following policies fall within the scope of this CRG:
- Robotic-Assisted Surgical Procedures for Prostate Cancer
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Radiotherapy for Meningioma
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Radiotherapy for Glomus Tumours (skull base paragangliomas, glomus jugulare tumours)
- Radiosurgery/Radiotherapy for Cavernous Venous Malformations (Cavernomas)
- Vestibular Schwannoma and Other Cranial Nerve Neuromas
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Primary Non-Germ Cell Pineal Tumours (All Ages)
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Intracranial Ependymoma (Children)
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Radiotherapy for Cerebral Metastases
- Surgery for pectus deformity (all ages)
- Robotic assisted surgery for early-stage kidney cancers that are unsuitable for conventional laparoscopic surgery
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: