National Services Division, Edinburgh

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updated on 26 October 2018

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National Services Division commissions national specialist services, screening programmes, national managed clinical networks, specialised services, and manages risk share agreements on behalf of NHS Scotland.


Company description
National Services Division National Services Division (NSD) is a division within NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) and is based at Gyle Square in Edinburgh. Each year, NSD receives top-sliced, ring-fenced funding from the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSCD) to commission and performance manage nationally designated specialist services and screening programmes. Purpose The main purpose of NSD is to ensure the provision of high quality, effective, specialist health and screening services to meet the needs of the population of Scotland. Vision NSD seeks to be valued as a trusted partner within NHS Scotland that enables and supports transformation in the health and wellbeing of all the people of Scotland. What we do NSD develops service agreements with each nationally-designated service which cover service specifications, quality standards and activity expectations.
There are also regular meetings between clinical and management personnel from NSD and the services to discuss audit, clinical outcome and specific service issues. National commissioning is reserved for those very specialist services where local or even regional commissioning is not appropriate. The services are generally concerned with the diagnosis and/or treatment of rare conditions. Provision of services is concentrated in a small number of locations nationally, encouraging the development of specialist skills in recognised centres of excellence.
Planning In the right location (with necessary support services) By the right team (expertise) At the right quality (including sufficient throughput to maintain standards) At the right cost/right quantity (to ensure best value for money) Planning must involve clinicians, managers, patient groups and other stakeholders as well as NSD. It involves the following activities: Assessing need and current levels of provision Developing strategic plans for the service including configuration, workforce and levels of patient activity Agreei
Keywords:
Screening Programmes, Csa, NSS
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