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Useful resources help open up the complex world of commissioning

21 December 2015

Useful resources relating to the often highly complex world of commissioning – something that we know can be baffling at the best of times, including for those on the front line of the NHS. Informal feedback from colleagues at fellow medical royal colleges suggests that non-physician health professionals would find these resources really useful too. The two resources are:

Collaboration in clinical leadership 211215

  • This case studies report is part of the follow-up to our 2013/14 academy-funded project to support the secondary care doctors on Clinical Commissioning Group governing bodies
  • The report highlights the real value of secondary care doctors on Clinical Commissioning Group governing bodies
  • We know there have been some challenges in establishing this role and getting the best impact from it, and this report offers some simple recommendations to ensure that both CCGs and secondary care doctors can make the most of working together
  • We launched it earlier this month in partnership with NHS Clinical Commissioners during the NHS Confederation conference

Commissioning secondary care – what does it all means FINAL 211215

  • This short briefing is a practical resource targeted at doctors and healthcare professionals on ‘the front line’
  • It aims to support clinicians to understand the system of commissioning, contracting and NHS payment that governs the care they deliver
  • The aspiration is that it will help to empower clinicians to influence and shape the system (it is the first in a wider suite of resources in this vein – I’d be delighted to share future publications through the academy too, given that they’re likely to be of interest to several of your member organisations)