SHCA responds to NHS England’s consultation on specialised services investment prioritisation method

The Specialised Healthcare Alliance has responded to NHS England’s consultation on developing a method to assist investment decisions in specialised commissioning.

The Alliance broadly considers that the proposed method provides a reasonable basis for relative prioritisation for patients requiring specialised services, but has serious reservations about the applicability of the proposed methods to highly specialised services.

The Alliance also notes the need for NHS England to commit to publishing both its prioritisation decisions and the rationale for those decisions.

The SHCA’s submission can be read here