commissioning

Clarity, communication and reciprocity: key ingredients for productive relationships with voluntary and community sector organisations in the new health and social care commissioning environment

Paper that draws on the findings of an evaluation of a pilot project commissioned by Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG to support the development of productive relationships between the voluntary sector, the CCG and General Practitioners (GPs). 

The project was initiated at an early stage in the development of the CCG, four months prior to the new arrangements ‘going live’ in April 2013.

Commissioning for provider diversity: a guide

Guide to help commissioners who, in the Care and Support White Paper, will have a legal responsibility to promote a range of quality services that meet their community’s needs, to address the supply issue; helping them work with people and communities to create a local market place, inclusive of diverse and vibrant providers, with micro-enterprises at its heart.

It begins with a new Personalised Commissioning Model. The guide builds upon previous work from Shared Lives Plus.

Commissioning advocacy for older people: a common lack of approach?

Get Heard was invited in April 2007 by the Older People’s Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL UK) to carry out a literature review of commissioning documents provided by the statutory sector when commissioning advocacy services for older people. The original proposal was that 30-40 such commissioning documents would be assessed and the following themes explored: 

Joint commissioning in health and social care: an exploration of definitions, processes, services and outcomes

Study that seeks to provide a more theoretically and empirically robust understanding of the dynamic relationship between joint commissioning, services and outcomes, thereby addressing three main questions:

User-driven commissioning

Report on an informal programme to establish, support and strengthen user-driven commissioning in six local sites by focusing on three complementary stepping stones.

Commissioning in health, education and social care: models, research bibliography and in-depth review of joint commissioning between health and social care agencies

The way that public services are organised and work has changed considerably over the last 25 years. One of the main changes has been to divide the function of public agencies into service purchasers which ‘commission’ or ‘purchase’ services on behalf of the public and service providers which provide the services. This change has been introduced across all public sectors in many different countries. The broad aim of this research was to identify research evidence on ‘commissioning’ or ‘public service purchasing’ in education, health and/or social welfare in the UK and other countries.

Find a parenting programme

Section of the Department for Education website for parents and commissioners looking for parenting programmes and interventions. The programmes have all been independently evaluated using an evidence-based approach to show that they work. Assessments were carried out prior to 1st April 2012.

When the going gets tough: charities' experiences of public sector commissioning

Reforms to public services, the deficit reduction programme and the coalition government’s Big Society agenda are all affecting the amount of funding going to charities and the way that this money is given. This report provides an in-depth insight into how these changes are affecting the sector, and how charities are responding.

At a glance 52: reablement: key issues for commissioners of adult social care

This briefing has been co-produced with the ADASS Older Persons Network. This At a glance briefing outlines research and practice evidence about reablement and describes what is required for successful implementation. It provides links to evidence and information freely available online and presents two case examples of the impact reablement can have on the population and on local authority budgets. Resource published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in March 2012. Review date March 2015.

Commissioning services for people with learning disabilities who challenge

The 2011 Panorama programme about the abuse of people with learning disabilities at a private hospital (Winterbourne View) reignited the debate about institutional care, and raised public awareness and concern about the treatment of some of our most vulnerable citizens.