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Framework for procuring External Support for Commissioners (FESC): procurement at PCTs

Commissioning is the means by which we secure best value for patients and taxpayers. Best value includes the best possible health outcomes and the best health care possible within the resources made available by the taxpayer. In Health Reform in England, update and commissioning framework (July 2006) the Department of Health set out a vision for stronger and more effective commissioning, as a key element of a comprehensive programme of health reforms.

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