NHS England has today launched a 30-day consultation on a proposed method to support decision-making on relative prioritisation in specialised commissioning.
Each year, a significant number of proposals are put to NHS England for investment in new drugs, medical devices or interventions for use by specialised services in England. NHS England has to make difficult decisions on behalf of tax-payers about how to prioritise the funding that is available for those new investments each year. In the response to the previous consultation Investing in Specialised Services, it was described that a transparent method would be developed that can be used to aid decision-making on relative prioritisation.
It is proposed that this method is used by NHS England’s Clinical Priorities Advisory Group (CPAG) when comparing competing priorities when it meets to agree recommendations on the relative prioritisation of new investments in specialised services.
Consultation dates: 12 Apr 2016 to 11 May 2016
You can read more on the consultation and submit your views here.