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The Society for Endocrinology has produced a document that explains how the wide range of endocrine conditions are best diagnosed and managed by teams of doctors working in a variety of different clinical settings. A copy of the document can be found on the Policy and Practice page (scroll to October 2001).
Specialised services are defined in legislation as those services with a planning population of more than one million people. This means that a specialised service would not be provided by every hospital in England; generally, it would be provided by less than 50 hospitals. The Specialised Services National Definitions Set (SSNDS) describe these services in more detail. General information at: www.specialisedcommissioning.nhs.uk/
The Society for Endocrinology has had input into Definitions 1 (Specialised cancer services (adult)) and 27 (Specialised endocrinology services (adult)) of the third edition (2010) of the Specialised Services National Definitions Set. These can be found at: www.specialisedcommissioning.nhs.uk
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