Commissioning for Health and Social Care
- Institute of Public Care - Oxford Brookes University, UK
Community/Public Health Nursing
This practical text takes you methodically and logically through the challenging task of commissioning and procuring public services across the health and social care sector. Split into four parts, it moves step-by-step through each stage of the commissioning cycle established by the Institute:
Chapters include key terms which support learning, case studies which help you apply the theory to different contexts and exercises which encourage reflection.
The book is essential reading for those taking postgraduate courses in commissioning and those studying management and leadership in health and social care at postgraduate level. It is also valuable reading for professionals working in the health and social care sector.
This is a practical book for both new and established practitioners who want to gain understanding of the process of commissioning, or those who already contribute to the commissioning of health and social care services. It helps to de-mystify the process and provide insight into the commissioning cycle and with useful learning outcomes, definitions, exercises and reflections for each chapter. Reading this evidence based systematic approach to commissioning will help those involved understand the process of planning and resourcing to improve outcomes for people.
A useful resource which is packed with good examples. Students will be able to apply the exercises to their own organisation when asked to reflect on current practice.
This text shows great insight into the complexities of service provision. Postgraduate students will find this book beneficial and allows the student to understand the underpinning principles of leadership and management and how it applies to Industry.
I think this book comes as something of a disappointment. While the process of commissioning is provided in very clear terms the complexity involved is absent. Health and Social care commissioning presents a huge number of challenges which are just not given sufficient space within the text. The integration agenda is replete with fundamental organisational, strategic and operational challenges. They need more attention in this otherwise acceptable and useful book.
This gives clear understanding to what would be complex issues for students. Highly reccommended
'This book provides a logical approach to the cycle of commissioning,helping readers to de-mystify the process.The reflection sections are useful teaching aids for student group debate and promote self reflection to enhance practice and development for qualified staff.'
Covers all the important aspects that are thought in the model. Well written with very good case studies.
Excellent book with extensive content.
Will be considered essential reading for the module originally considered and also a further module.
Worth noting marketed for Postgraduate but this will be classed as essential reading for both FdSc and BSc.
Excellent text book, that clearly explains the current commissioning situation. It is clearly written, with good diagrams and activities to support.
One of the only books on commissioning as a subject. Recommended to masters level students who are mainly from health and social care services
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter Two: Why, When and How to Commission