Commissioning

Objective 14: Joint commissioning strategy for dementia.

Local commissioning and planning mechanisms should be established to determine the necessary level and types of services.

Integrated care for patients and populations: improving outcomes by working together

This report by the King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust aims to support the development of the Department of Health’s national strategy on integrated care and to feed ideas directly into the ongoing work of the NHS Future Forum. Read more → – Integrated care for patients and populations: improving outcomes by working together

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Better Care Better Value indicators

The Better Care Better Value indicators compiled by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement identify potential areas for improvement in efficiency whilst improving quality. They can help to stimulate ideas on where commissioners should focus their attention in re-designing and shifting services away from the traditional setting of the hospital and out towards community based care. Read more → – Better Care Better Value indicators

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Emergency bed use: what the numbers tell us

This King’s Fund briefing examines whether reducing the use of hospital beds for emergency admissions could help the NHS as it needs to find £20 billion in productivity improvements by 2015 to avoid reducing quality and making significant cuts to services. Read more → – Emergency bed use: what the numbers tell us

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Data on the accident and emergency clinical quality indicators

This is the fifth publication of data on the accident and emergency (A&E) clinical quality indicators, drawn from A&E data within provisional hospital episode statistics. Read more → – Data on the accident and emergency clinical quality indicators

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Common and complex: commissioning effective dementia services in the new world

This report published by the Alzheimer’s Society and MHP Health Mandate articulates the views from a recent workshop on the commissioning of effective dementia services in the new world. It puts forward recommendations to Government, the NHS and interested groups about how such services can be improved. Read more → – Common and complex: commissioning effective dementia services in the new world

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Involving older people in service commissioning: more power to their elbow?

This research set out to investigate what happens when older people are given the opportunity to shape service commissioning and delivery. The study also raises wider questions about the impact of their involvement, particularly whether it can change the nature of local power relations in the long term. Read more → – Involving older people in service commissioning: more power to their elbow?

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Introducing the Dementia Commissioning Pack

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At the launch of the Dementia Commissioning Pack yesterday, Professor Alistair Burns provided some background on who the pack is designed for and why he thinks it is an important and useful resource. Go straight to the Dementia Commissioning Pack … Read more → – Introducing the Dementia Commissioning Pack

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Dementia Commissioning Pack launched

A new resource to support clinical commissioning groups in designing and purchasing high quality dementia services was launched today by Care Services Minister Paul Burstow. The dementia commissioning pack provides a set of tools and templates for health and local … Read more → – Dementia Commissioning Pack launched

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Memory assessment service commissioning guide

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence have published guidance for commissioners which makes the case for memory assessment, specifies the service requirements, helps determine local service levels and helps ensure corporate and quality assurance. Read more → – Memory assessment service commissioning guide

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Commissioning housing resources

A list of useful resources to support commissioners to contract housing for people with dementia. Read more → – Commissioning housing resources

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