NHS providers of highly specialised services and the UK-wide commissioning arrangements

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A list of NHS providers of highly specialised services and UK-wide commissioning arrangements.

Summary

Highly specialised services are provided to a smaller number of patients compared to specialised services, usually no more than 500 patients a year.  These are services for very rare and/or complex condition. Because of the small number of patients the services are provided in a limited number of hospitals which enables the clinicians to maintain their expertise.