There is a lot of discussion and advice on commissioning. We’ve tried to bring some shape to it. These links will give you the best of what’s out there. Have a look at our news page too and check our Twitter feed for breaking news.
Read these first: background reading for the newcomer to commissioning
Help with commissioning: policy documents, datasets, commissioning guides for particular conditions, populations and steps of the cycle
Keeping up to date: current awareness service to keep commissioners up to date
Hot topics: government health policy, GP referrals/demand management, Health & Well Being Boards, outcome-based commissioning, urgent care
Health service jargon: glossaries, lists of key terms and jargon-busters for the NHS and social care
Learning to support commissioners, leaders and managers: learning programmes for commissioners, including distance and e-learning
QIPP: NHS Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention Challenge