On November 04, 2020, NHS England published an update of the Specialized Services Policy Pipeline (as of October 19, 2020).
There are three types of Work Programmes:
- Clinical commissioning policy work program;
- Specialized commissioning service specification work program;
- Commissioning through evaluation work programs.
Updates were only made in the clinical commissioning policy work program.
- Four new Clinical Commissioning Policies were added to the work program:
- “MR-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy treatment of epileptogenic zones in children and adults with refractory focal epilepsy”
- “Fresh osteochondral allograft for osteochondral defects”
- “Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplant for refractory coeliac disease”
- “Multi-grip prosthetic hands for upper limb amputations or congenital limb deficiency”
- Six new policies were published, however only one related to Medtech - “Proton beam therapy for children, teenagers and young Adults in the treatment of malignant and non-malignant tumours”
- One policy was discontinued - “Plasma Exchange for acute disseminated encephalomyelitis”
- No changes were made in paused polices status
- The status of ongoing policies updated as of October 19, 2020
See the full details here.
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