The Specialised Healthcare Alliance is a coalition of patient-related groups and corporate members with a strong record of campaigning on behalf of people with rare and complex conditions in need of specialised care. These services cover a wide range of conditions, many of which could affect any one of us at some point in our lives.

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SHCA Conference 2015

A fantastic line-up has been confirmed for the Alliance’s upcoming conference on Tuesday 14th July. This will see patients, clinicians, NHS staff, industry and others gathering to discuss priorities for the next five years of specialised care.

The Minister with responsibility for specialised services, George Freeman, will set out the Government’s position, alongside other speakers on the day including Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s Medical Director, David L. Hayes of the Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic, Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support and Anita Charlesworth, Chief Economist at the Health Foundation, amongst others.

The full programme of the day is available to read here: SHCA Conference Programme – July 2015

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Established in 2003, the Alliance has a broad and growing membership of over 100 patient-related organisations supported by 14 corporate members. Members represent the broad range of specialised services from mental and paediatric health to genetic and neurological conditions.

The Alliance captures the views of members and keeps them informed through a combination of quarterly meetings and email. The organisation’s governance can be found here.

The Alliance focuses exclusively on overarching policies and structures relating to specialised care and does not address individual therapeutic issues.

If you have information about provision of specialised services that you would like to bring to our attention or if you would like to know more about the SHCA, please contact us at: