Commissioning Academy: Mutuals Module

The Commissioning Academy Mutuals Module has been newly tailored for commissioners in adult social care and health. On 1st December 2014 in London this module will run for the first time and there is a unique opportunity to:

  • Hear direct from Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, about the Government’s vision and plans for mutuals in this sector.
  • Develop your understanding of how to successfully spin out a public service mutual in adult social care or health.
  • Look at new integrated models across social care and health.
  • Grow sustainable PSMs as part of a vibrant market.

Successful commissioning of public service mutuals depends on a combination of understanding of the environment, sound processes and effective relationships between commissioners and providers. In social care and health, new mutuals also need to respond to changes in policy and practice and to new opportunities, including integration at different levels.

The Cabinet Office (Mutuals Support Programme team, with the Commissioning Academy) have been supporting skills development and shared learning for commissioners. This bespoke, one day development module draws on learning from commissioners of mutuals across sectors and is based on practical examples and tailored resources. It will develop participants’ understanding of potential models and of how to successfully spin out public service mutual in ways that are likely to lead to long term success and will share peer experience.

For more details and to secure a place, please get in touch with Memona Ahmed at or on 0207 239 7851.