NHS England

NHS England and its partners set the overall commissioning strategy and clinical priorities for the NHS, for example through the NHS Five Year Forward View and the Shared Planning Guidance.

NHS England commissions primary care services, for example GPs, dentists and opticians. Although, for GPs (primary medical services) this is devolved to most CCGs through primary care co-commissioning.

NHS England also directly commissions ‘specialised’ services (such as treatments for rare conditions and secure mental health care), military and veteran health services and health services for people in prisons (including youth offender institutions). Some public health services are also directly commissioned by NHS England.

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