Funding non-routine medicines, assessments and treatments
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 11:11
The NHS is legally obliged to provide funding and resources in England and Wales for medicines, assessments and treatments recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).
What is Specialised Commissioning?
Commissioning policy – Procedures of Limited Clinical Value
NHS Nottinghamshire County and NHS Nottingham City buy healthcare on behalf of the local population. The money for this comes from a fixed budget. By law, we are required to keep within this budget.
Demand for healthcare is greater than can be funded from this fixed budget. Unfortunately, this means that some healthcare which patients might wish to receive and which professionals might wish to offer cannot be funded.
This has always been the situation since the start of the NHS, and happens across the country.
Our approach to this is to prioritise what we spend, so that the local population gets access to the healthcare that is most needed. This assessment of need is made across the whole population and, wherever possible, on the basis of best evidence about what works.
We also aim to do this in a way that is fair, so that different people with equal need have equal opportunity to access services.
You can talk to your GP about the policy and what it means for you. A copy of the policy can be found here - Prioritising procedures - Nottinghamshire [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 150.58 KB]
Policies and Resources
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 September 2011 10:02
There is a selection of documents, advice and forms listed below to help you understand how to access these services.Read more: Policies and Resources