To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what parliamentary oversight there is of changes to the list of the specialised commissioned services within the NHS in England.
28 January 2015
Ministers make the final decision about services that should be included on the specialised services list in legislation. This includes deciding whether or not to transfer commissioning responsibility for renal dialysis services from NHS England to clinical commissioning groups. No ministerial decision has yet been made.
Ministers make provision in a statutory instrument for those services which should be included on the prescribed specialised services list. This is laid before Parliament and subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.