Commissioning

We believe it is crucial to get the reform of NHS commissioning right if the service is to confront the massive financial challenge it now faces (Stephen Dorrell MP, Former Health Secretary).

Information about Commissioning

Recently, commissioning has become an important term of UK public policy. The process can be applied to a wide range of levels. For example, the National Health Service commissions services at a high strategic level for hospitals or prescribing budgets, whereas local authorities apply the term to services at all levels from the individual upwards (Mead, 2004).

Return to Understand Need / Market and Options Assessment topic.

Related concepts

The UK Public Sector Concept of Commissioning

Commissioning … is a more embracing approach to fulfilling public supply lines to citizens.

Find out more