Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Group

The Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Group (PSSAG) advises Ministers on whether certain services, for people with rare and very rare conditions, are specialised and should be prescribed in regulations.

Role of group

The purpose of this advisory group is to advise ministers on:

  • which services currently included within regulations should continue to be commissioned by NHS England
  • which services should not continue to be nationally commissioned so that in future responsibility should sit with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
  • which services currently commissioned by CCGs should in future be commissioned directly by NHS England
  • which innovative new treatments and interventions not part of existing services should be directly commissioned by NHS England

List of members

  • Professor Sir Ian Gilmore (Chair)
  • Dr J E Tim Burke (clinical commissioning group – south)
  • Dr Christine Moss (clinical commissioning group – midlands and east)
  • Dr Chris Clayton (clinical commissioning group – north)
  • Professor Paul O’Flynn FRCS (Royal College of Surgeons of England)
  • Professor Bronwyn Kerr (Academy of Medical Royal Colleges)
  • Dr Andrew Goddard (Royal College of Physicians)
  • Dr Archie Prentice (Royal College of Pathologists)
  • Helen Donovan (Royal College of Nursing)
  • Dr Sridevi Kalidindi (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
  • Professor Bhaskar Choubey (lay representative)
  • Dr Rebecca Strachan (lay representative)
  • Steve McNeice (lay representative)
  • Manoj Mistry (lay representative)
  • Tabitha Gardner (NHS England Finance)
  • Teresa Fenech (NHS England Nursing)
  • Ceri Townley (NHS England Informatics)
  • Fiona Marley (NHS England Specialised Commissioning)


Read publications by PSSAG

Terms of reference

Terms of reference

Submit a proposal for PSSAG to consider

Process for suggesting that PSSAG consider a service

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Contact details

If you would like further information about the PSSAG and its work, or would like to enquire about how to suggest a service for consideration by PSSAG please contact the Secretariat:

Sarah Samuel
2nd Floor
Quarry House
Quarry Hill

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