The DoH Commissioning Board has launched a public consultation for the specialised services clinical commissioning policies and service specifications. The consultation will run until 18th January 2012.
Access the consultation at
The areas that ACPGBI members may be interested in reading about are:
- distal sacrectomy for advanced or recurrent rectal cancer
- complex surgical interventions for faecal incontinence
- trans anal endoscopic micro surgery(TEMS)
- intestinal failure
- surgery for peritoneal carcinomatosis & HIPEC
The service spec re complex inflammatory bowel disease surgery is not ready for consultation and is currently being considered by the national clinical reference group.
Please circulate this link as widely as possible to colleagues with an interest in any of these areas.
Chair National Clinical Reference Group for Specialised Colorectal Services
Heart of England Foundation Trust