OxBRC Ethics Fellow, Dr Mark Sheehan has been appointed to the panel of the Advisory Group for National Specialised Services (AGNSS).
This committee advises health Ministers on which services should be nationally commissioned and the centres that should provide them. About 60 highly specialised services are commissioned nationally by NHS Specialised Services.
The Advisory Group for National Specialised Services (AGNSS) was established following the consultation Strengthening National Commissioning. Its role is to advise Ministers on:
- which highly specialised services, products and health technologies should be, or no longer be, nationally commissioned
- which centres should be designated as providers for nationally specialised commissioned services and whether to renew or withdraw the designation at the appropriate time; and
- the annual budget for new and existing nationally commissioned specialised services and the contribution required from Primary Care Trusts (PCTs).
AGNSS also supports the work of the NHS Specialised Services in developing the national specialised commissioning strategy and provides expert input to Ministers – including clinical advice – on national specialised commissioning.
For more information visit AGNSS.