Understanding the commissioning process in todays' NHS

Medical and Dental Sciences
Tuesday 22nd May 2012 (09:00-17:00)
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Course Summary

This course is run by Primary Care Clinical Sciences in collaboration with the Health Services Management Centre and aims to provide a taster session for those new to commissioning with an overview of the commissioning cycle and key elements in it.

Learning Objectives

  • To set the context for commissioning in the light of the current reforms
  • To explore how to assess the health needs of the wider population
  • To understand the requirements for engaging with the public and developing effective methods to enact this
  • To examine ways of prioritising to meet the QIPP agenda / Nicholson Challenge of reducing resources in the NHS
  • To develop a clearer understanding of the quality framework which commissioners will need to adopt
  • To engage with the potential of partnership working with the Local Authority


Dr Edwina Affie, Director of West Midlands Commissioning Support Unit & Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham
Dr Neil Deuchar, Medical Director, NHS West Midlands
Mrs Yvonne Sawbridge & Mr Robin Miller, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham

Course Details

One day

Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham 

Is this course accredited? 
This is a 1 day CPD accredited course

£150 per person 

How to apply 
For more information please contact Amy Partleton 
Email:  a.partleton@bham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2677