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National Services Division Commissioning for Scotland's Health

Service/NMCN Reviews

National Services Division is committed to reviewing all national services on a rolling programme and producing reports to the National Specialist Services Committee (NSSC) to allow them to review the continuing requirement for national funding in each service area.

There are three types of service review:

  • A Regular Review which maps out projected trends in the service over the next 5 years in the form of a forward 5 year plan, and takes stock of the service as currently being delivered against the criteria for continuing as a national service;
  • A Major Policy Review of the service which includes a needs assessment, a literature review exploring best national and international practice, examination of the current model of service delivery, patient and public involvement and consideration of evidence and options by and expert panel;
  • A Managed Clinical Network Review which will review the achievements of the network against their original aims, their quality assurance framework, the benefit that has been added to patient care and value for money.

Current reviews

NSD is currently undertaking the following reviews:

Former reviews

You can download the following Service Reviews. To read these documents, you will need a PDF Reader, such as the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe or eXPert PDF reader from Visagesoft. To download any of the documents below, right click on its title (or click and hold for Mac users) and select "save link target as" or "save link as".

Commissioning Transplantation to 2020 - 2015 [2437Kb]
Commissioning Transplantation to 2020 - Appendices [7295Kb]

Review of Advanced Interventions Service - 2011 [76 pages, 1.58Mb]

Review of Musculoskeletal Surgical Sarcoma Service and the Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Managed Clinical Network 2010 [75 pages, 1Mb]

Review of nine National Managed Clinical Networks - 2009 [48 pages, 426Kb]
Review of nine National Managed Clinical Networks - Appendices [192 pages, 1.47Mb]

Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Services 2007 [424Kb]

Adult Cystic Fibrosis - 2006 [189Kb]

Cleft Lip and Palate Surgical Services - 2006 [574Kb]

Cochlear Implantation 2006 [455Kb]

Paediatric Cardiac Surgery 2006 [327Kb]

Spinal Injuries Services 2004 [119Kb]

Heart Transplantation - 2004 [412Kb]