specialised services

Update on PrEP

We welcome this judgment by the Court of Appeal which sets out three important rulings. First, it establishes that NHS England has the ability but not the obligation to fund PReP. Second, it means that should we decide to do so, we would not be subject to legal challenge on these grounds from rival ‘candidates’ […]

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New specialised commissioning consultation launched – new event details

On 13 October 2016, NHS England launched a consultation on four related policies that describe how NHS England will make decisions on funding for treatments that are not currently routinely commissioned. The four policies are: in-year service developments, individual funding requests, funding experimental and unproven treatments, and continuing funding after clinical trials. The public consultation […]

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National reviews into children’s specialised services accelerated

NHS England today announced more details of the accelerated national reviews into paediatric critical care and specialised surgery for children. The reviews, which are part of NHS England’s regular round of specialised commissioning service reviews, would normally take up to two years to complete, but have been fast tracked to run in parallel with other […]

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New specialised commissioning consultation launched

NHS England has today launched a consultation on four related policies that describe how NHS England will make decisions on funding for treatments that are not currently routinely commissioned. The four policies are: in-year service developments, individual funding requests, funding experimental and unproven treatments, and continuing funding after clinical trials. The public consultation, which launches […]

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Consultation: Commissioning Medicines in Children

NHS England has today (05 October 2016) launched a 30 day public consultation on a clinical commissioning policy proposition for commissioning medicines in children.  There has already been extensive engagement on this national policy, it has been developed with the support and input of lead clinicians and patient and public representatives. This approach has helped […]

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Clinical commissioning policy proposition on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

NHS England has today (10th August) launched a 45 day public consultation on a proposed clinical commissioning policy proposition on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. There has already been extensive engagement on this policy and it has been developed with the support and input of lead clinicians and patient and public representatives. This approach has […]

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NHS England strengthens clinical leadership in urgent care and specialised services

NHS England has announced the appointment of one of the country’s top urgent and emergency care consultants, Dr Clifford Mann, as Clinical Lead for the Accident & Emergency Improvement Plan, as well as forty of the nation’s leading doctors to drive reform of specialised services. Dr Mann – the outgoing President of the Royal College […]

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NHS England announces provisional investment decisions for specialised services

NHS England has today (11th July) set out the results of its annual process for deciding which new treatments and services it will make available to patients. Around a hundred policies were considered over the course of the year. Many of these were considered as ‘In Year Service Developments’ – policies which are cost-saving or cost […]

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Consultation on Specialised Services clinical commissioning policies

NHS England ran a 30 day consultation on ‘Tenofovir Alafenamide for treatment of HIV 1 in adults and adolescents’ and ‘Treatment of iron overload for transfused and non transfused patients with chronic inherited anaemias’ early this year. The following documents that were part of the original suite of documents posted online as part of the […]

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