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National Surgical Commissioning Centre


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

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For more information about our resources and guidance, please get in touch via our feedback form.

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