Commissioning is a relatively complex concept and process which is fundamentally about service reform, re-design or re-configuration.
Commissioning is rooted in challenge and change and requires a process of re-evaluating need, re-thinking what services ought to be, looking at new ways of working and being open to how and in what way a service is delivered.
In Scotland, there is ongoing transformation of public services and a strong desire for change to deliver meaningful outcomes and improvement.
What is the role for commissioning in this changing landscape? Can your organisation do more to improve your approach to commissioning to ensure more effective planning and delivery of services?
Join us at Commissioning Explained on Tuesday 17 October in Edinburgh to gain practical knowledge and insights into commissioning processes and to learn what more you can do to improve.
Who would benefit from attending?
This course is open to all to attend, but will be of particular benefit to those working within a role that requires comprehensive knowledge of commissioning in Scotland such as:
- Heads of commissioning
- Strategic commissioners
- Joint heads of commissioning
- Heads of policy and policy officers
- Service planners
- Service designers
- Procurement and purchasing officers
09:30 Welcome and Registration
09:45 Session 1: Understanding Commissioning: Overview and Context
- What is commissioning?
- What do we understand by commissioning and how is this reflected in practice?
- Recent examples and the scope of commissioning
- Different contexts and spread of commissioning across sectors i.e. local government, health
- Key approaches including outcome-based commissioning
11:15 Refreshments and Networking
11:30 Session 2: The Commissioning Cycle: Risks, Challenges and Opportunities
- Exploring key elements of commissioning
- The role of the needs analysis
- Commissioning as a part of strategic management
- The role of politicians and non-executives in commissioning
- Community engagement and public campaigns
13:30 Session 3: Next Steps for Improving Commissioning
- Recognising what could be improved
- How can we better align supply and demand in complex or innovative services?
- Looking ahead to future change and planning the next steps you want to take
15:30 Close of Training
*Agenda is subject to change
A certificate of attendance will be given to all attendees, which may contribute towards CPD hours.
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Delegate prices (excluding VAT)
- Discounted rate: £245 (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
- Reduced rate: £345 for 1 place | £295 per place if 2 or more are booked (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
- Full rate: £395 (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)