Clinical Reference Group (CRG)

CRGs are bring together groups of clinicians, commissioners, public health experts, patients and carers. There are tasked with the overall responsibility of ensuring that service specifications and clinical commissioning policies are delivered on time and to a high quality standard. They use their specific knowledge and expertise to advise NHS England on the best ways that specialised services should be provided . CRGs will provide advice on the development of service specifications, commissioning policies, identifying innovation and improving quality.

CRGs are based around the six National Programmes of Care (NPoC), establishing to cover the full range of specialised serviced defined within NHS England’s mandate.

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