Commissioning for Health and Well-being

An Introduction

Edited by Jon Glasby

Commissioning for Health and Well-being

Edited by Jon Glasby

Distributed for Bristol University Press

257 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2012
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781847427922 Published March 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781847427939 Published March 2012 For sale in North and South America only

In UK government, commissioners perform the vital task of ensuring that health and social care services meet the needs of the people who use them. Essential for everyone involved in the planning and delivery of these services, this book comprehensively explores what commissioning is, its past, and its future. A wide range of leading contributors from fields including health care, social care, and local government takes readers through the key stages of the commissioning cycle and addresses such interrelated themes as the economics of commissioning, user involvement, and commissioning in an era of personalization.

List of boxes, figures and tables
List of abbreviations
Notes on contributors
      Jon Glasby

Part One: The commissioning cycle
1. New models of strategic commissioning
      Tony Bovaird, Helen Dickinson and Kerry Allen
2. Needs assessment
      Tom Marshall and Eleanor Hothersall
3. Decision making and priority setting
      Iestyn Williams and Suzanne Robinson
4. Procurement and market management
      Chris Lonsdale
5. Decommissioning services
      Ray Puffitt and Lesley Prince
6. Commissioning for service resilience
      Ray Puffitt
7. Commissioning for quality and outcomes
      Martin Willis and Tony Bovaird
Part Two: Key themes
8. The economics of commissioning
      Peter Watt
9. Public and user involvement in commissioning
      Jo Ellins
10. The impact of joint commissioning
      Helen Dickinson and Alyson Nicholds
11. Commissioning in an era of personalisation
      Catherine Needham and Simon Duffy
Part Three
12. Conclusion and next steps
      Jon Glasby

Review Quotes
Steve Field, Bellevue Medical Centre Birmingham

 "A much needed text on a key area of management practice within health and social care services by a great team of authors. It is ideal for students and for all who are interested in delivering better quality and better integrated health and social care services."

Peter Hay

“Commissioning gets a long overdue textbook. The comprehensive range of perspectives provides a great start for anyone wanting to consider how to practice or improve commissioning.”--Peter Hay, Birmingham City Council 

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