Specialised Services - Policy and Specification Consultation

Closed 30 Apr 2015

Opened 30 Jan 2015


NHS England has today (30 January 2015) launched a three month public consultation on proposed changes to a number of new and existing service specifications and clinical commissioning policies for specialised services.There has already been extensive engagement on these national specifications and policies, as they have been developed with the support and input of lead clinicians and patient and public representatives. This approach has helped ensure that the views of key stakeholders have informed and influenced the development of the policies and specifications so far.

We now want to test them further with wider groups of stakeholders.

We are consulting on the following documents:

Area A – Internal Medicine (digestion, renal, hepatobiliary and circulatory systems)

Area B – Cancer and Blood (infection, cancer, immunity and haematology)

Area D – Trauma (traumatic injury, orthopaedics, head and neck, and rehabilitation)

Area E – Women & Children (Women and children’s health, congenital and inherited disease)

Who we are consulting with:

This consultation is open to anyone who may wish to respond. However, it is anticipated that the target audience will be those likely to be affected by these proposed changes.

What happens next

Following closure of the consultations, NHS England will consider all feedback received before final draft documents are submitted to the Specialised Commissioning Committee for approval.

Thank you for your feedback


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