NHS Commissioning Board consultation
NHS Commissioning Board consults on draft service
specifications and commissioning policies for specialised
The NHS Commissioning Board has launched a consultation aimed at
ensuring that all patients requiring treatment from a specialised
service have the same access to high quality services, regardless
of where they live.
More than 100 draft service specifications and around 40
clinical commissioning policies are the subject of consultation on
the NHS CB website at:
The six week consultation, which runs until 18 January 2013,
seeks the views of patients and carers; patient groups; charities;
nurses; doctors and their wider teams on the draft documents which
have been developed by expert clinicians, commissioners, Public
Health and patient representatives, all working together to achieve
a consistent approach to care in specialised services.
The NHS CB would like to hear from anybody who is interested in
improving patient care in specialised services via the link above.
A final report outlining the new arrangements for specialised
services commissioning is expected to be published in February