38427 - Health Services (Answered)

Ms Margaret Ritchie
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS England plans to publish its response to its consultation on developing a method to assist investment decisions in specialised services.

George Freeman

The proposed prioritisation methodology which went out to consultation was signed off by the Specialised Commissioning Committee at its meeting on 31 May 2016 – for use in 2016/17.

The consultation outcome document will now be published on the website imminently.

There will be further work undertaken on the methodology in due course to refine and improve it for use in future years.