Policy Press

A Guide to Commissioning for Health and Wellbeing

By Amanda Hughes

Published

Sep 19, 2024

Page count

272 pages

ISBN

978-1447371915

Dimensions

216 x 240 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Sep 19, 2024

Page count

272 pages

ISBN

978-1447371922

Dimensions

216 x 240 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
A Guide to Commissioning for Health and Wellbeing

Are you a health and social care commissioner navigating the ever-changing commissioning landscape? With challenges such as limited funding, changing demands and global pandemics, we need to be clear on why, what and how we commission effectively.

This book offers you a warm welcome into the often-complex world of healthcare commissioning. Amanda J. Hughes shares personal insights from her commissioning career and practical guidance that will demystify the commissioning cycle and ease the journey as you strive to achieve the best outcomes for the population.

This book will help you to ensure valuable resources are directed to those with most need, that care is fair and accessible and that the solutions you put into place are sustainable for the longer term.

Amanda J. Hughes has worked in commissioning since 2009 and has extensive experience commissioning within a locality and as a national commissioner for NHS England. She is currently a consultant for health and social care.

1. Introduction

2. Understanding Commissioning

3. England’s Health Commissioning Model

4. Using Data and Intelligence

5. Collaborative Service Design

6. The Contracts

7. Funding Approaches

8. Evaluating Impact

9. Health inequalities

10. Personalised Care

11. Commissioning for the Future

12. A Model of Commissioning Excellence