Specialised commissioning

Each of NHS England’s regions is responsible for commissioning specialised services. These are services for patients who have relatively rare conditions that need treatment e.g. rare forms of cancer; renal disease; neuro surgery.

There are over 130 specialised services that are commissioned by 10 specialised commissioning teams that are part of NHS England.  The specialised commissioning teams (or hubs) are grouped by the NHS England regions – North, Midlands and East, London and South. The South region is split into South West, South East and Wessex.

Health and justice

NHS England commissions health services or facilities for people in prison.

It does this via 10 Health and Justice host area teams including three in the South region. These are based in Oxford, Bristol and Tonbridge.

Amanda Fisk is the South regional lead for the commissioning of health services or facilities for people in prison. She is based at Jubilee House in Oxford.

Services for the armed forces

NHS England commissions health services or facilities for members of the armed forces or their families.

In the South, Amanda Fisk leads on the commissioning of these services nationally and regionally. We also have three local teams based in Oxford, Bristol and Tonbridge who are responsible for commissioning services for the armed forces.

Public health commissioning

NHS England is responsible for screening and immunisation programmes. Specialist public health staff are embedded in these teams.