Clinical Policies and Statements for Specialised Services Commissioning

Clinical Policies and Statements for Specialised Services Commissioning

These new clinical commissioning policies underpin the commissioning of specialised services. They are important in clearly defining what NHS England expects to be in place for providers to offer evidence-based, safe and effective services and importantly, sets equitable access to services across the country. The policies were initially developed by specialised clinicians, expert patients and public health representatives, working together in Clinical Reference Groups, before being put out for consultation during late 2012/early 2013.

These versions are the final documents which NHS England will adopt for the 2013/14 annual commissioning round.

There are also four existing national clinical policies which NHS England is adopting in their existing format. These appear at the bottom of the list of policies:

Clinical commissioning policies

Existing national clinical policies and clinical policy statements which NHS England is adopting are:

Clinical policy statements are interim statements which set out NHS England’s current position in relation to these services: