Specialised Commissioning

Specialised services are those services which are commissioned by NHS England and are provided from relatively few specialist centres.

Conditions treated range from long-term conditions, such as renal (kidney services), mental health care in secure settings and neonatal services, to rarer conditions such as uncommon cancers, burn care, medical genetics, specialised services for children and cardiac surgery.

  pdf Manual for Prescribed Specialised Services .pdf [pdf] 2MB (1.99 MB)

National Cancer Drugs Fund
http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/pe/cdf/

Services for members of the Armed Forces
http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/d-com/policies/ssp/

Generic Policies
http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/d-com/policies/gp/

Clinical Policies & Statements for Specialised Services Commissioning
http://www.england.nhs.uk/resources/spec-comm-resources/policies/

Frequently requested Specialised Commissioning Policies

Interim Gender Dysphoria Protocol
http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/int-gend-proto.pdf

  pdf Gender Identity Clinic referral flowchart.pdf [pdf] 36KB (35 KB)

  pdf Gender dysphoria primary care prescribing + monitoring responsibilities.pdf [pdf] 117KB (117 KB)

  pdf Good practice guideline for the assessment and treatment of adults with gender dysphoria.pdf [pdf] 614KB (613 KB)

Complex & Specialised Obesity Surgery
  pdf Complex and Specialised Obesity Surgery policy 2013.pdf [pdf] 804KB (613 KB)