Commissioning for Transformed Care
Integrated service transformation is a key contributor to the achievement of world class commissioning
The integrated cross-community approach allows commissioner and provider organisations to agree a vision for future care delivery based on a joint Strategic Needs Assessment. This allows goals to be aligned and risks associated with complex change to be managed more successfully.
Phase 1 of the Roadmap for Transformational Change (RTC) supports the development of a cross-community vision for the future care delivery system. It helps in identifying local priorities for transforming local health and care services – to deliver improved health outcomes and a viable health economy.
Sir Ian Carruthers
Service Improvement – Quality assurance of major changes to service provision – Department of Health, 28 February 2007
"PCTs should be at the centre of major service change, driving service improvement where appropriate"
Additional ResourcesThese resources provide insights from both the ISIP Programme itself and our NHS partners on the relevance of commissioning to transformational change, plus links to external organisations and groups active in this field.
ISIP Paper on Strategic Commissioning for Transformational Change
Following an extensive period of support by ISIP for SHAs and front line NHS communities across the country, a paper was developed by the programme to capture the challenge of Strategic Commissioning for Transformational Change.
NICE Guidance for Commissioners
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) produces web-based commissioning guides to help the NHS in England effectively commission evidence-based care for patients. Each commissioning guide concentrates on a particular topic providing practical information on key clinical and service-related issues to consider during the commissioning process, and offering a benchmark to help commissioners determine the level of service needed locally. Within each guide, an interactive commissioning tool enables primary care organisations to estimate and inform the level of service needed locally as well as the cost of local commissioning decisions.
See the NICE commissioning guides on the NICE website for full details.
Commissioning for Integrated Service Improvement, Workshop Presentations
On 24th May 2007, the ISIP LHC Demonstrator Programme hosted a lively and well attended interactive workshop titled '
Commissioning for Integrated Service Improvement
' at Guy's Hospital in London.
This gave delegates a real opportunity to explore the latest policies and strategies related to commissioning for better healthcare. Delegates heard from key speakers including:
- Anthony Kealy, Head of Commissioning Policy, Department of Health
- Professor Sir George Alberti, National Clinical Director for Emergency Access
- Professor David Colin-Thome, National Clinical Director for Primary Care
- Dr. Mo Dewji, Clinical Director, Primary Care Contracting, The Improvement Foundation
- Daryl Robertson, Head of Planning, Performance and Delivery, NHS South East Coast
- Sebastian Habibi, Head of Payment by Results Strategy, Department of Health
The speakers addressed some of the complex and challenging issues emerging out of the LHC Demonstrator Programme through their presentations and a Q&A session. Please click on the name links above to see their presentations.