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National Surgical Commissioning Centre

New Commissioning guides published

Weight assessment and management (Tier 3 services) Click here

Further guides to be published soon:

  • Emergency surgery for acute abdominal pain
  • Paediatric general surgery
  • Temporomandibular disorders
  • Breast reduction surgery

Data tools

The quality dashboards and Procedure explorer tools have now been updated and show data from October 12 - September 13.

There are new, simple 'How to guides' available to show how you can access your local data either as a CCG or as a Provider.


The National Surgical Commissioning Centre (NSCC) is a web-based source of practical information, guidance,  advice and support for commissioners of surgical services.

The Royal College of Surgeons has developed the NSCC in collaboration with patients, commissioners, primary and secondary care clinicians, and others involved in the delivery of surgical services.

The NSCC offers a range of products and services to support the commissioning of surgical services.