The RCS is committed to supporting the delivery of safe, efficient and cost-effective surgical care. Our National Surgical Commissioning Centre brings together relevant information on surgical services, providing clear, consistent and evidence-based guidelines for a variety of surgical procedures.
Developed with a range of partners, our guidance supports CCGs to commission high value surgical care for patients, reducing the ‘postcode lottery’ in service provision.
Watch a video introduction on how the commissioning guidance was developed.
The future of commissioning for planned surgery - a free conference
We would like to invite all planned care leads within CCGs to attend a free one day conference on Wednesday 27 January 2016.
This conference is co-badged with NHS England and Right Care and will focus on 'Value' and 'Demand' in planned surgical care.
To find out more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest commissioning guide updates
- The East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network has published a new commissioning guide: Paediatric orchidopexy for undescended testis.
Latest data tools updates
- The quality dashboards and procedure explorer tools have now been updated and show data from July 2013 - June 2014.
- New, step-by-step how-to guides are now available on accessing local data as a CCG or provider.
Contact the National Surgical Commissioning Centre
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