1 April 2011 will usher in further amendments to the National Health Service (Functions of Strategic Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts and Administration Arrangements)(England) Regulations 2002 (the regulations).

The duty of the Secretary of State, under section 3(1) National Health Service Act 2006, to provide medical services in England, is delegated to strategic health authorities and primary care trusts under the Regulations Schedule 5 to the regulations, lists the specialised services whose provision are to be secured in England by strategic health authorities rather than primary care trusts.

The amending regulations substitute a new schedule 5 to the regulations, containing an expanded list of specialised services to be commissioned by strategic health authorities.  

The new services are:  

  • Autologous intestinal reconstruction in adult patients (item 4).
  • Complex childhood osteogenesis imperfecta (item 10).
  • Insulin-resistant diabetes service (item 26).
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (item 29).
  • Paediatric intestinal pseudo-obstructive disorders (item 40).
  • Stickler syndrome diagnostic service (item 56).
  • Veterans’ post-traumatic stress disorder programme (item 58).
  • Wolfram syndrome (item 59).