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Archive of: February, 2008

  • Survey of specialised commissioning groups

    The Specialised Healthcare Alliance conducted a survey of Specialised Commissioning Groups in the autumn of 2007 to assess early progress in implementing certain aspects of the Carter recommendations, as adopted by Ministers in July 2006. The results show that a good start has been made but that much remains to be done in relation to the number of services collaboratively commissioned, the pooling of budgets and public and patient involvement.

    The Alliance looks forward to maintaining and strengthening its links with Specialised Commissioning Groups and others as they seek to deliver on this key component of World Class Commissioning.