Highly specialised services 2020/21

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This report provides the following information about the provision and commissioning of highly specialised services during 2020/21:

  • a description of each service
  • a list of the expert centres that deliver the service
  • NHS England’s expenditure on each service
  • a measure of the activity that each service undertakes (patient numbers fewer than 30 are not included because of the risk of identifying individual patients)
  • clinical outcomes from the service
  • information about geographical equity in access to the service
  • an update on new highly specialised services.

Appendix B summarises NHS England’s commissioning arrangements for highly specialised services across the devolved nations.


Published 28 November 2023.