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Commissioning: the secrets of success

Monday 3 June 2013


Good commissioning can transform public services, create savings and develop sustainable and more local provision. So how can organisations make this happen?

A couple of years ago I feared that the progress made with good commissioning would be lost, and replaced by short-termism and knee jerk cuts.  There has been some of that, of course, but it is cheering to see a strong emphasis on commissioning in many places, from the Cabinet Office’s Commissioning Academy to many local councils and the confidently emerging clinical commissioning groups.

Read the full article on Public Finance magazine’s website