Specialised commissioning

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  • Jonathan_Fielden

    NHS England director accused of voyeurism resigns


    NHS England has confirmed Jonathan Fielden, its former national director of specialised commissioning, who is being investigated by police on suspicion of voyeurism, has resigned from the organisation.

  • Ara Darzi

    Lord Darzi weighs in to 'utterly astonishing' specialist trust row


    Professor Lord Ara Darzi has weighed into the row over the future of specialist services in England.

  • Ambulance

    Exclusive: Patient’s death reveals 'national and systemic issues' with hospital transfers


    There could be “national and systemic issues” with the transfer of seriously ill patients between hospitals, the new Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch’s first report has said.

  • Claire Murdoch

    Exclusive: 11 providers given £300m commissioning budget


    NHS England confirms second wave of sites to take on devolved tertiary mental health commissioning powers The 11 new sites will be given devolved commissioning responsibility for low and medium secure adult or tier four child and adolescent mental health services The 17 sites will all be live by

  • News

    Second court defeat for NHS England


    NHS England faces judicial review over decision not to fund drug for 7-year-old boy Lawyers will argue NHSE should have considered the boy’s welfare under the Children Act Victory could create a new duty on NHS England when making commissioning decisions affecting children Lawyers have been

  • pills

    Exclusive: NICE to routinely review drugs' budget impact for NHS England


    NICE asked by NHS England to analyse the “finance impact” of new potential treatments Second programme in which a NICE review of treatment costs could potentially impact access NICE will grade clinical evidence available for each treatment, which may impact rare disease medicines The National

  • Truvada prep hiv

    HIV prevention drug subject to 'extremely worrying' delays in England


    NHS England’s “implementation” trial of HIV preventative treatment delayed by at least three months with no start date fixed Trial may generate a “postcode lottery” and prevent eligible people from accessing the drug, charity warns National commissioning of PrEP delayed until 2020 and charities

  • Breast cancer radiology

    Flagship £690m cancer procurement abandoned over financial fears


    Staffordshire CCGs unable to award £687m cancer prime provider contract Privately led consortium unable to convince CCGs the contract was financially viable Decision follows the collapse of the UnitingCare Partnership contract in 2015 A controversial tender for cancer services in Staffordshire

  • pills

    Specialised commissioning process 'lacks transparency', NHS England told


    Specialised commissioning is “very hard to probe”, resulting in “unusual decisions”, stakeholders warn NHS England made funding U-turn on two treatments it had previously deemed “unaffordable” but provided little detail about why FOI request for minutes of specialised commissioning funding body

  • Jonathan_Fielden

    Jonathan Fielden bail extended


    The NHS England national director being investigated by police on suspicion of voyeurism has had his bail extended until July.