The recent emphasis on commissioning in health and social care has sought to strengthen the market and enable the diversification of provision in a mixed economy of care. Whilst current reforms are not new, and indeed are being echoed in other parts of the globe, they seek to further embed markets in health and social care and as such the time is right to examine the limits of such reforms. The Health Services Management Centre and Nuffield Trust are jointly hosting an event in Birmingham on 1 and 2 October on Commissioning. The event has a maximum of 50 participants in order to maximise opportunities for interaction and discussion.
Day 1: The limits of market-based reforms
1 October 2012 (9.30-4 pm)
The first day is designed to appeal to academics and will focus on the 'limits of market-based reforms'. We aim to encourage an interdisciplinary exchange and as such, on day one, we have designed a programme that examines 'the limits of market-based reforms' from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives.
To book your please, complete the attached Booking Form (PDF).
Day 2: The future of commissioning
2 October 2012 (9.30-4 pm)
The second day is designed to appeal primarily to an NHS and social care audience and will explore the future of health care commissioning, using recent research evidence as the basis for discussion. We will bring together prominent academics and practitioners interested in commissioning to discuss the effectiveness and future prospects of market-based reforms in the NHS in England. The programme will include presentations from academics, managers, policy makers and clinicians, all of whom have researched or worked in health commissioning over many years.
To book your place, please complete the attached Booking Form (PDF).
If you have any queries concerning this event please contact Emma Pender, firstname.lastname@example.org