specialised services commissioning

specialised services commissioning

Collective commissioning for specialised services in the UK, where a single tertiary care centre serves a number of strategic health authorities (SHAs)/primary care trusts (PCTs), each with only a small number of cases—e.g., bone marrow transplant services, specialist mental health services, sarcoma surgery and care.
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We have spoken with Welsh Health Specialised Services Commissioning (WHSSC) - which is the national body in Wales responsible for planning and commissioning of specialised services including PET scan - and they have confirmed that they are not aware of any delays in payments for PET scans for Powys residents from hospitals in England.
Dr Daphne Austin, a consultant in public health on behalf of the West Midlands Specialised Services Commissioning Group, said: 'We are in the process of determining of how best to provide the service, safely and efficiently and in the best interest of patients