Commissioning during COVID-19 and beyond
Published: 18 June 2020
Last reviewed: 8 January 2021
This guide focuses on what we can learn from commissioning during the COVID-19 crisis. It discusses how commissioners can work in true partnership with citizens, providers and the community to resolve issues faced in social care and make positive outcomes a reality.
Good commissioning overview
Defines effective commissioning as well as its purpose, vision and values.
Using co-production and strategic approaches to understand needs and inform good commissioning.
Analysing supply and demand to understand what is needed and then develop solutions.
Next steps for commissioning?
A brief narrative about how commissioning can go forward beyond COVID-19, along with some helpful resources.
Support from SCIE
SCIE's COVID-19 hub contains more relevant information including safeguarding, Mental Capacity Act and infection control. It can be used when working and supporting people who are isolated or vulnerable through COVID-19, and can also be shared with community groups.