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Commissioning Healthcare in England: Evidence, Policy and Practice

Pauline Allen, Kath Checkland, Valerie Moran, and Stephen Peckham


This book brings together selected research on commissioning healthcare in the English NHS carried out by national policy research unit in commissioning and the healthcare system (PRUComm) between 2011 and 2018. PRUComm is funded by the English Department of Health’s Policy Research Programme. The bookexplores the changes to commissioning in the English NHS quasi market introduced by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (HSCA 2012). It focuses on threemain areas: first, the development and operation of the newly formed commissioning bodies named Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) which were s ... More

Keywords: Health and Social Care Act 2012, NHS, Commissioning, Healthcare, PRUComm, CCGs, Quasi market

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447346111
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447346111.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pauline Allen, editor
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Kath Checkland, editor
University of Manchester

Valerie Moran, editor
Luxembourg Institute of Health / Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research

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1 Introduction

Pauline Allen, Kath Checkland, Stephen Peckham, Marie Sanderson and Valerie Moran

2 Context: commissioning in the English NHS

Imelda McDermott, Pauline Allen, Valerie Moran, Anna Coleman, Kath Checkland and Stephen Peckham

3 The development and early operation of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)

Anna Coleman, Imelda McDermott, Lynsey Warwick-Giles and Kath Checkland

4 Clinical engagement in commissioning: past and present

Kath Checkland, Anna Coleman, Imelda McDermott, Rosalind Miller, Stephen Peckham, Julia Segar, Stephen Harrison and Neil Perkins

5 Commissioning primary care services: concepts and practice

Imelda McDermott, Kath Checkland, Anna Coleman, Lynsey Warwick-Giles, Stephen Peckham, Donna Bramwell, Valerie Moran and Oz Gore

6 Commissioning of healthcare through competitive and cooperative mechanisms under the HSCA 2012

Dorota Osipovic, Pauline Allen, Elizabeth Shepherd, Christina Petsoulas, Anna Coleman, Neil Perkins, Lorraine Williams and Marie Sanderson

7 Healthcare contracts and the allocation of financial risk

Pauline Allen, Marie Sanderson, Christina Petsoulas and Ben Ritchie

8 The changing public health system: an examination of the new commissioning infrastructure

Stephen Peckham, Anna Coleman, Erica Gadsby, Julia Segar, Neil Perkins and Donna Bramwell

9 Conclusion

Pauline Allen, Kath Checkland, Stephen Peckham and Valerie Moran

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