John Glen – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by John Glen on 2016-02-22.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if NHS England will issue a consultation on a new Prioritisation Framework for making decisions on investment in specialised services and highly specialised services.

George Freeman

In its response to the public consultation "Investing in Specialised Services" in June 2015, NHS England described the work planned to further develop a prioritisation framework for specialised services. This document stated that NHS England will ensure there is proper stakeholder engagement, potentially including a short formal consultation.

NHS England is currently testing a potential method for prioritisation for use in the 2016/17 business planning round, and will decide if a formal consultation is appropriate as part of this process.