Specialised commissioning

Specialised services are those provided in relatively few hospitals, accessed by comparatively small numbers of patients but with catchment populations of usually more than one million. These services tend to be located in specialised hospital trusts that can recruit a team of staff with the appropriate expertise and enable them to develop their skills.

NHS England Specialised Commissioning Group Policies

These clinical commissioning policies underpin the commissioning of specialised services. They are important in clearly defining what NHS England expects to be in place for providers to offer evidence-based, safe and effective services and importantly, sets equitable access to services across the country.   NHS England National Programmes of Care - select each national programme for details of NHS England policies relevant to that particular programme of care.  

NHS England policies for routinely commissioned treatments.

You can find information on NHS England's individual funding request process - note the NHS England funding request form is also available via this link (select the Individual funding policy link located under the 'Key Documents' heading to quickly jump down the page to the Individual Funding Request section).