Commissioning for better outcomes - a route map

Produced by the University of Birmingham on behalf of DH, ADASS, LGA and TLAP, this joint document introduces standards intended to enable person-centred and outcomes-focused commissioning. The focus of high quality commissioning is on citizenship, health and wellbeing: achieving good outcomes with people using evidence, local knowledge, skills and resources to best effect. This means working in partnership across the health and social care system to promote health and wellbeing and prevent, as far as is possible, the need for health and social care.