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Would you like to help shape surgical commissioning guidance?

27 February 2013

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is working with the surgical specialty associations and the NHS Commissioning Board to develop commissioning guidance across the surgical specialties. The guidance will outline for Clinical Commissioning Groups what high value care looks like, as well as measures to ensure the safety and quality of high volume surgical services.

The College is looking for patients, GPs and commissioners who are willing to help us develop evidence-based, workable, patient-centred guidance in common surgical conditions across all surgical areas. Current topics under development include Hernias, ENT - Childhood CHL/Grommet, ENT - Rhinosinustisis/FESS, Scrotal Swelling, Anal Incontinence and Obesity Surgery.

The RCS aims to use a broad-based approach to integrated care transcending traditional primary and secondary care boundaries.

If you are interested in shaping the future of patient care and think you can contribute practical expertise, we look forward to hearing from you.

The total commitment is likely to be 2-3 sessions over 4 months; it is likely that much of the work will be undertaken via email and teleconference.

For more information or to register an expression of interest please email commissioning@rcseng.ac.uk.