Commissioning

  1. As part of their Keep it Local campaign, Locality would like to hear from you and understand how the public service landscape is shaping up

    Keep it Local – call for evidence

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  2. This latest guidance from Locality shakes up procurement and gives you ideas for keeping services local and increasing social value

    Report summary: Better services, stronger economy

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  3. Localis’ latest report on the integration of health and social advocates a new focus and a move away from structures and finance.

    Report summary: Rebooting Health and Social Care Integration

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  4. Fiona Weir explores the asset-based questions to ask when development isn’t happening as expected.

    Guest Blog: Are we asking the right questions about asset-based development?

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  5. This publication will give commissioners the confidence to challenge resistant procurement practice and support innovation. A must-read…

    Report: The Art of the Possible in Public Procurement

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  6. Mental health services in Lambeth are being transformed through co-production and collaboration.

    Case study: Lambeth Living Well Network

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  7. Ideas Hub Round Up

    All the stories published on the Ideas Hub last month, in case you missed them!

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  9. We look at two guidance documents published this month by NHS England on involving people in their own health and in health services

    Report: NHS England guidance on involvement and participation

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  10. We take a look at Realising the Value, a report outlining the evidence of the benefits of people and communities working together in the health system.

    Report: Realising the Value

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  11. Video: Commissioning for Personalisation – London

  12. We look at a report challenging our understanding of mental health services for young people.

    Report: What good could look like in psychological services for young people

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  13. We interview Jane McGrath of West London Collaborative and hear about better and braver solutions to local health and social care challenges.

    Interview: Jane McGrath, West London Collaborative

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  14. We introduce you to Altogether Better and their innovative use of the beach.

    Case study: Welcome to the beach

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  15. We champion the work of a consultancy with a difference.

    Case study: West London Collaborative

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  16. We find a set of invaluable preconditions for systems changers in Collaborate’s report which both reassure and focus the mind.

    Report: Behaving like a system?

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  17. ‘Kinder Communities’ – a new report asks us to consider the quality and not just the quantity of our relationships.

    Report: Kinder Communities – the power of everyday relationships

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  18. We take a look at a report which proposes how learning from behavioural science can help us spread systems change

    Report: Spreading change

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  19. NPC’s report on how to change systems provides an honest and accessible guide for those ambitious enough to try it.

    Report: New Philanthropy Capital – Systems Change: A guide to what it is and how to do it

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  20. A look at ADCS’ report ‘Pillars and Foundations’, which is a think piece examining next practice in the Children’s Sector.

    Report: Pillars and Foundations – Next practice in Children’s Services

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  21. A look at how to ask the right questions in commissioning.

    Blog: Questions, questions…

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  22. August’s Idea of the Month comes from Thomas Kuhn, the American physicist, historian, and philosopher of science.

    Idea of the Month: The answers you get depend upon the questions you ask…

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  23. A look at ‘Head, hands and heart: asset-based approaches in health care’, a report published by The Health Foundation.

    Report: Head, hands and heart: asset-based approaches in health

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  24. We compare three case studies created specifically for commissioners to give them an idea of how public services can be delivered more collaboratively.

    Case studies: Delivering differently in neighbourhoods

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  25. Our Idea of the Month for June looks at how a change in language can empower people seeking help with their health.

    Idea of the Month: Make an introduction, not a referral

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