Health Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 16th October 2014.

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Photo of Alan Beith Alan Beith Chair, Justice Committee, Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons), Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons), Chair, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee, Chair, Justice Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department provides to clinical commissioning groups about commissioning services on treatments from hospitals (a) in Scotland and (b) outside their own area.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

Clinical commissioning groups’ (CCGs) commissioning responsibilities are set out in the NHS Act 2006, The National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/2996) and The National Health Service (Clinical Commissioning Groups— Disapplication of Responsibility) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/350), as amended.

NHS England have published the document ‘Who Pays? Determining responsibility for payments to providers’ which provides guidance for CCGs on commissioning services from hospitals in Scotland and outside their own area.

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