“Voluntary and independent sectors can participate in the delivery of commissioning support”, says report

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This report is about how the voluntary and independent sectors can support the commissioning process, and is aimed at them, the clinical commissioning groups, and the commissioning support units. Key elements The key required commissioning support elements, as described in Figure 1 of this report, include: Health needs assessment, using the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment [read the full story…]

Collaborating for cost effectiveness : CIPFA reports on “Sharing the Gain”


For clinical commissioning groups and commissioning support services moving to agree Service Level Agreements this summer, this ‘how-to’ guide on developing and running shared public services is one for the week-end reading pile. Reducing costs via collaborative working is high on the agenda for public service bodies.  “Sharing the Gain” from CIPFA (the leading professional [read the full story…]

LGA national map of shared services. Better for less; what are the big wins?

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Integration and partnership between providers and the public sector is key to meeting the QIPP challenge. NHS commissioners will be focusing on building closer and cost effective relationships with Council colleagues to address the needs of adults, children and young people, families with complex needs. Aiming to deliver Better for Less, the Local Government Association [read the full story…]