Evidence based commissioning: calculating shift potentials for paediatric services

Study  that finds that large sums are currently being spent on inappropriate treatment of routine childhood conditions, especially in large urban conurbations. It demonstrates that in the case studies, the alternative provision can provide a viable and cost effective alternative.

Ask your local health librarian to get hold of:

Barnes, K., Longfield, P., Jones, K., Littlemore, G., McDonough, C., McIntyre, A., Robertson, A., Turton, N., Urdhin, K. and McLaughlin, M.  (2013) “Evidence based commissioning: calculating shift potentials for paediatric services”. Clinical Governance: An International Journal, 18 (1) pp.39 – 48.


Commissioning a good child health service

A joint publication from the Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Nursing, and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

‘Commissioning a good child health service’ outlines the key principles for commissioning effective children’s services.  It emphasises the need for collaboration as opposed to competition, good working between agencies and organisations, the need to be mindful that issues like safeguarding and mental health don’t fall through the net and the need to link commissioning to the wider agenda of addressing inequalities.