Provider Voices: Where next for commissioning?
Provider voices: Where next for commissioning? is the first publication in a new series which promotes the views of leaders from a range of trusts and other parts of the service on some of the key issues facing the NHS today.
The report includes eight interviews that address concerns including the role of sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and accountable care systems (ACSs), the challenge of integrating health and care commissioning, and the future of the purchaser-provider split.
Drawing on the interviews, the overview explores five key themes that emerge from the discussions:
- The value of commissioning in getting closer to people…
- …and understanding local places
- The need to accept the emerging diversity of approach to commissioning structures
- The rapid blurring of the purchaser/provider split
- The need to focus on commissioning as a strategic function
Thanks to our contributors
We are grateful to the following interviewees for their time in contributing to this document:
- David Evans, chief executive, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Marie Gabriel, chair, East London NHS Foundation Trust
- Jeremy Hughes, chief executive, Alzheimer's Society
- Anthony Marsh, chief executive, West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
- Nick Moberly, chief executive, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Carolyn Regan, chief executive, West London Mental Health NHS Trust
- Councillor Izzi Seccombe, chairman, Local Government Association Community Wellbeing Board
- Katherine Sheerin, chief officer, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group