This practical text takes you methodically and logically through the challenging task of commissioning and procuring public services across the health and social care sector. Split into four parts, it moves step-by-step through each stage of the commissioning cycle established by the Institute:
Chapters include key terms which support learning, case studies which help you apply the theory to different contexts and exercises which encourage reflection.
The book is essential reading for those taking postgraduate courses in commissioning and those studying management and leadership in health and social care at postgraduate level. It is also valuable reading for professionals working in the health and social care sector.
This is a practical book for both new and established practitioners who want to gain understanding of the process of commissioning, or those who already contribute to the commissioning of health and social care services. It helps to de-mystify the process and provide insight into the commissioning cycle and with useful learning outcomes, definitions, exercises and reflections for each chapter. Reading this evidence based systematic approach to commissioning will help those involved understand the process of planning and resourcing to improve outcomes for people. -- Jane Quigley, Programme Leader Health and Social Care Commissioning, University of Chester A useful resource which is packed with good examples. Students will be able to apply the exercises to their own organisation when asked to reflect on current practice. -- Ann Saxon, Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 3rd April 2014
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 17.0 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.48