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Question for Department of Health

UIN 108824, tabled on 19 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8617, whether policy proposals that have not yet been endorsed by a clinical reference group will be eligible for consideration at NHS England's Clinical Priorities Advisory Group meeting in May 2018.

Answered on

27 October 2017

In order to be eligible to be considered by the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group, policy propositions first need to be endorsed by a Clinical Reference Group, and go through the ‘Clinical Build’ and Impact Analysis phases.

All proposals that have been considered and approved by the relevant Policy Working Group, following the period of public consultation, will go forward to the relative prioritisation event. If the new proposal has not completed these steps and/or is not fully signed off as complete by the Policy Working Group they will not be ready to go in to the prioritisation process.

NHS England publishes details of the clinical commissioning policies being developed and/or revised. Further details on NHS England’s service development process and prioritisation process are available on NHS England’s website.