Supporting efficient and equitable commissioning of public health and health care services

South LondonPublic Health
Start Date: 1 Jan 2014

Supporting efficient and equitable commissioning of public health and health care services

Background

This project aims to further develop a decision support tool to encourage clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and health and wellbeing boards to take into account issues of equity, as well as efficiency when commissioning interventions based on best available evidence.

Summary 

The project seeks to support CCGs and HWBs in South London to commission services in a way that balances issues of efficiency and equity in an open and transparent way based on the best available evidence of effectiveness and cost effectiveness. In the first two years a new draft prioritisation decision making audit tool will be tested with representatives of CCGs and HWBs, health professionals, managers, patients and the public in South London. An educational intervention based on the DMAT will be designed and introduced into CCGs and HWBs in South London as a pilot prior to undertaking a national intervention and evaluation study.

Contact 
Professor Peter Littlejohns
peter.2.littlejohns@kcl.ac.uk