Engagement on proposed revisions to Clinical Reference Groups in specialised commissioning

Closed 10 Mar 2016

Opened 9 Feb 2016

Overview

Clinical advice and leadership is central to the success of improving patient care and ensuring  best value is achieved from the resources available to the NHS. Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) within specialised commissioning play an important role in this.

NHS England has listened to feedback from CRG members and wider stakeholders on how well the current system is working through workshops for chairs and patient and public voice members held over the past 18 months. We have also listened to feedback from CRG members and wider stakeholders through the Investing in Specialised Services public consultation in 2015.   

NHS England believes that the proposed revisions to CRGs along with the additional resources we are proposing to invest into the CRG infrastructure, will significantly strengthen their ability to support the delivery of high quality and affordable specialised services whilst also ensuring value for money and the sustainability of CRGs in the longer term.   

We are now keen to hear the views of CRG members and wider stakeholders on the proposals which are set out in detail in the engagement guide

Audiences

  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Health visitors
  • Clinicians
  • Managers
  • Commissioners
  • Directors of public health
  • Pharmacists
  • Doctors
  • Midwives
  • Health care assistants
  • Healthcare scientists
  • Paramedics
  • Dentists
  • Art therapists
  • Drama therapists
  • Music therapists
  • Chiropodists/podiatrists
  • Dietitians
  • Occupation therapists
  • Orthotists
  • Orthopists
  • Prosthesists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Diagnostic radiographers
  • Therapeutic radiographers
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Childcare providers
  • Allied health professionals
  • Care-givers
  • Ophthalmic practitioners
  • Responsible officers
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Paediatric neuropsychologists
  • GP Practices
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Practice managers
  • Receptionists
  • Dental surgeons
  • Neonatal and maternity staff
  • Foundation trusts
  • Mental health trusts
  • Community healthcare trusts
  • Tribunal service
  • Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)
  • Commissioning support units (CSUs)
  • Strategic clinical networks (SCNs)
  • GP Practices
  • Primary care
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Health Education England
  • Health Protection Agency
  • Local Government Association
  • Monitor
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  • Health and Wellbeing boards
  • Healthwatch (national and local)
  • Health and Social Care Information Centre
  • NHS Trust Development Authority
  • NHS England Partnership Organisations
  • National directors
  • Regional directors
  • Area Team directors
  • All NHS England Staff
  • All P&I staff
  • Policy leads
  • Voluntary groups
  • Community groups
  • Charities
  • Advocacy or support organisations
  • DH third sector strategic partners
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Academic/professional institutions
  • Employer representatives
  • Employee representatives
  • Trade unions
  • Deaneries
  • Higher education institutions
  • Royal Colleges
  • Service providers
  • All interested stakeholders
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Local authorities
  • Social care providers
  • Patients
  • Carers
  • Service users
  • Retailers
  • Suppliers
  • Information providers
  • Information professionals
  • Informatics professionals

Interests

  • Specialised commissioning