Framework for patient and public participation in specialised commissioning

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This framework is a guide for specialised services commissioners – and anyone who is interested, including patients and the public, the voluntary sector, and providers of health and social care services – on how to involve patients and the public in the commissioning of specialised services. Our definition of ‘patients and the public’ includes service users and carers. Participation in specialised commissioning refers to how people are involved in planning (including policy making), buying and monitoring specialised services.



Version 2 published 20 October 2023.