NHS England is working together with a range of people and organisations to improve wheelchair services, and to ensure that all wheelchair users receive the best possible support for their needs.
Following two wheelchair summits in 2014, NHS England committed to providing CCGs with more help in commissioning more effective, higher-quality wheelchair services, and has been providing the following support:
- Establishing a national wheelchair dataset
- Developing a national wheelchair tariff
- Publishing a model wheelchair service specification. The specification is a non-mandatory tool available to CCGs to help them commission higher-quality wheelchair services.
- Leading the development and introduction of personal wheelchair budgets; in order to enable enhanced collaboration between commissioners and providers and give people greater choice over the wheelchair provided.