Informed by over 10 years of cutting edge thinking and teaching at the Oxford Brookes Institute of Public Care, this practical text takes readers methodically and logically through the challenging task of commissioning public services across the health and social care sector. Split into four parts, the book moves step by step through each stage of the commissioning cycle: Analyse; Plan; Do and Review. Each chapter provides readers with the theory and practical tools needed for success. The importance of an evidence-based approach is highlighted throughout, and the book draws on the relevant legislation, research and regulation contexts. The authors take a broad perspective and a systematic approach, ensuring the material is suitable for professionals commissioning resources across all sectors of health and social care.
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: 24th February 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 17.0 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.48