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Archive of: July, 2014

  • SHCA submission to NHS England specialised taskforce

    The Specialised Healthcare Alliance has submitted a response to NHS England’s specialised services taskforce, which has been established to review the structures and processes of specialised commissioning with a view to exerting greater financial control.

    The Alliance’s response covers a wide range of issues, including the prospect of co-commissioning for specialised services and consideration of the scope of specialised commissioning.

    The SHCA’s submission can be read in full here.

  • SHCA welcomes publication of Scottish rare disease plan

    In response to the UK Strategy for Rare Diseases, the Scottish Government has published Scotland’s national implementation plan, which sets out how the overarching Strategy commitments will be taken forward for the benefit of Scottish patients.

    The Alliance and its members have engaged closely with the development of the Scottish plan and will continue to take a keen interest in its implementation in the years to come.

    The document can be accessed here: