Consultation Process for Service Specifications and Clinical Policies launched

Posted 13 December 2012 in

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.


Mark Chapman

Chair National Clinical Reference Group for Specialised Colorectal Services

Heart of England Foundation Trust

[email protected]