Specialised and complex care advisory group

The Specialised and Complex Care Advisory Group will input into the development of proposals for the 2016/17 national tariff and advise on potential improvements to the 2017/18 tariff and beyond.

Terms of reference


  • Anita Charlesworth, Chief Economist, Health Foundation
  • Keith McNeil, Chief Executive , Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Neil Preistley, Director of Finance, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Adrian Roberts, Director of Finance, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Martin Shaw, Director of Finance, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Paul Goddard, Deputy Finance Director, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Claire Newton, Chief Finance Officer, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • Patricia Miller, Chief Executive, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Peter Huskinson, Commercial Director, Specialised commissioning, NHS England (Central)
  • Esther Giles, Regional Finance Director, Specialised commissioning, NHS England (South)
  • Philip Argent, Assistant Head of Finance, Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Ken Dunn, Health & Social Care Information Centre Chair of Chairs of Expert Working Groups and Consultant in Burns and Plastics, University Hospitals of South Manchester Clinical input
  • Paula Monteith, Principal Casemix Consultant for Design, Health & Social Care Information Centre
  • Kaye Bentley, Head of Financial Planning, NHS Trust Development Authority
  • Tom Fellows, NHS Partners (Independent sector)
  • Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers
  • Steve Clarke, Director of Finance, Health Education England
  • Andy Leary, Director of Finance, Specialised Commissioning, NHS England
  • Catherine O’Connell, Regional Director of Commissioning, NHS England (Midlands and East)
  • Will Huxtetr, Regional Director of Commissioning, NHS England (London)
  • Jacqueline Cornish, National Clinical Director, NHS England
  • Tim Briggs, Consultant surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust and Chair of the Federation of Specialist Hospitals

Task and finish groups

Task and finish groups have been established to look at 3 areas and feedback to the wider group:

  • work programme: developing a work programme to support improvements to the payment system in the medium term with regard to reimbursement of specialised services and patient complexity
  • impact assessment: assessing the combined impact of HRG4+, revised top-up arrangements and other relevant changes
  • specialised risk share: consider the implementation issues currently being faced, with a view to supporting the development of an evidence-based approach to risk share, and advise on future risk share proposals.

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