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.
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.
A copy is attached.