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Commissioning for Health and Well-Being

Author: Jon Glasby (ed)

Commissioning is now a key task for health and social care, yet policy aspirations often outstrip the infrastructure needed to support commissioners as they take difficult decisions about future services and to make commissioning a career of choice for future leaders.

This book is the first comprehensive text on a key area of management practice, exploring what commissioning is, where it has come from and where it might be taking us. With a wide range of leading contributors from fields including health care, social care and local government, the book takes students, practitioners and managers through key stages of the commissioning cycle, as well as addressing cross-cutting themes such as the economics of commissioning, user involvement and commissioning in an era of personalisation. It is essential reading for everyone involved in the planning and delivery of health and social care - for social policy students, health and social care practitioners, managers and policy makers alike.