Commissioning in the NHS is the process by which we ensure the health and care services provided, most effectively meet the needs of the population.
It is a complex process with responsibilities ranging from assessing population needs and prioritising health outcomes, to procuring products and services, and managing service providers.
Useful tools for Commissioning are:
The vision for NHS Commissioning includes:
better health and well-being for all – meaning people live healthier and longer lives with health inequalities being reduced
better care for all – meaning services are evidence based and of the best quality, becoming more personalised, along with people having more choice and control over those they use
better value for all – through informed and considered investment decisions and optimisation of effective care.