In this blog we look at specialised commissioning and explain how it works and the role PHE plays.
Dr Allison Streetly, OBE, is Deputy National Lead for Healthcare Public Health in Public Health England (PHE). Allison is a public health professional with wide experience of healthcare public health, setting objectives, delivering and demonstrating change, stakeholder engagement and evaluation of programmes by working with individuals and organisations.
Recent contributions in PHE include work across NHS England and PHE to develop and agree the Public Health advice to specialised commissioning, membership for PHE of the Clinical Priorities Advisory group, the current QOF review and co-ordination of the formal publication of the PHE Menu of Preventative Interventions.
As a consultant she is the Public Health member of the independent NICE Indicator Advisory Committee.
Allison moved to PHE in 2013. From 2003-2013 she was Programme Director of the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme which she set-up from scratch to full implementation. She lead on the establishment of the evaluation of the newborn screening programme which has now been embedded in PHE as a rare disease registry and which demonstrates that the programme is achieving expected outcomes. She is currently a part-time Senior Lecturer at Kings College London. Previous roles have included Acting DPH for Bexley and Greenwich Health Authority (1999-2001). Dr Streetly studied social & political sciences at Cambridge University and St Thomas’ Hospital. She completed her Masters in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and registered with the GMC as a specialist in public health (2930354).