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What is commissioning?

‘Commissioning’ is a process that public sector organisations use to plan, procure, deliver and evaluate services for local residents.

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Influencing commissioning

How charities can influence decisions about the commissioning of local public services.

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Is contracting right for us?

The question, is contracting right for us is an important one for the voluntary sector, particularly small organisations historically funded principally from grants or donations. With government increasingly funding the voluntary sector through contracts, it may also be a valuable question for those traditionally receiving statutory grants.

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Outcome-based commissioning

Outcome-based commissioning is an approach to commissioning healthcare that is based on the combination of five components:

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Integrated commissioning

Integrated commissioning is where commissioners pool budgets across traditional boundaries, such as ‘health’ and ‘social care’.

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Payment by results

Payment by results (PbR) is the practice of paying providers for delivering services after agreed results have been achieved.

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Social prescribing

Social prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services.

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Using data

These sources of data can be used to influence commissioning and improve contract bids.

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