Consultation on a service specification for specialised intestinal failure services

Closed 9 Sep 2017

Opened 11 Aug 2017


NHS England has today (11 August 2017) launched a 30 day consultation on a revised service specification for specialised intestinal failure services. We are in the process of reviewing services for adults with intestinal failure, which has included nationwide engagement with clinicians, providers, commissioners, patients and the public on the priorities and future model of the service, as well as the interface with the HPN (Home Parenteral Nutrition) Framework and paediatric intestinal failure services, both of which are outside the scope of the review.

After extensive input from clinicians and patients we have revised the service specification for intestinal failure services, and once this has been agreed and we are clear on the level of need across the country, a new commissioning strategy will ensure the right services are commissioned in the right place to meet the needs of patients and the national standards agreed by clinicians. Later in the autumn we will be consulting more broadly on this strategy and the implications for patients in implementing any subsequent changes.

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Service Specifications:

Intestinal Failure Services:



  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Health visitors
  • Clinicians
  • Managers
  • Commissioners
  • Directors of public health
  • Pharmacists
  • Doctors
  • Midwives
  • Health care assistants
  • Healthcare scientists
  • Paramedics
  • 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


  • Specialised commissioning