Sustainable commissioning to future proof healthcare

When Feb 23, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Online training session
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Tuesday 23 February and Tuesday 2 March 2021 (14.00-15.30)

Sustainable commissioning is about future-proofing health care. This means ensuring better outcomes for patients both now and in the future, despite increasing resource constraints.

Commissioners of health services are tasked with getting the best outcomes for their populations through the services they commission.  The pandemic has shone a light on the resilience of services, and it has accelerated changes in the way we deliver them. The pandemic has exposed deep inequalities and stark differences in life expectancy in the populations we serve. How much illness and death due to Covid-19 could have been avoided if fewer people carried through their lives the burden of chronic conditions? Many such conditions (diabetes, obesity, heart disease) are preventable.

PCC is offering an online workshop running over two weekly sessions to explore these issues, using real-life examples and delegates’ own commissioning challenges.

The first session will explore what is meant by sustainable commissioning, key need/demand issues in different services using real-life examples, and will identify delegates’ own commissioning challenges.

In the second session, we continue to explore how to enhance sustainability, with an emphasis on delegates’ own examples of commissioning challenges. Finally, this session will examine some leadership tools to provide practical ways in which commissioners can contribute to sustainable provision and commissioning of services.

These highly interactive sessions will be delivered by Dr Eugenia Cronin, a consultant in public health who advises the public sector on strategies to deliver sustainable services in challenging financial times, and is grounded in local system development and good practice.


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