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Interim specialised commissioning policies published


20 November 2013

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Preliminary guidelines on how NHS England will be commissioning a range of specialised services have been published on the official website. 
The guidelines offer step by step reasoning for a range of clinical treatments, from Caesarean sections to tattoo removal. 
For each of the 37 services, the document outlines the arrangement for funding where NHS England direct commissions the service. 

Preliminary guidelines on how NHS England will be commissioning a range of specialised services have been published on the official website. 
The guidelines offer step by step reasoning for a range of clinical treatments, from Caesarean sections to tattoo removal. 
For each of the 37 services, the document outlines the arrangement for funding where NHS England direct commissions the service. 
An NHS England statement said: “The policies, which are interim at this stage, are of particular benefit to the armed forces and health and justice populations as members of these communities, particularly serving armed forces personnel and their families, are subject to changes in location which may disrupt the provision of their healthcare.
“They have been selected from a much longer list of policies, as being those of most relevance to these communities, and are based on existing policies used by the former primary care trusts and the newly formed clinical commissioning groups. They have been subject to thorough review, involving clinical nursing and medical staff, as well as area team, regional and national commissioners.”
All policies are subject to further review by NHS England’s clinical reference groups, and will be subject to public consultation next year. 
A full list of the specialised services is available on the NHS England website.

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