World Class Commissioning

Supporting World Class Commissioning

World Class Commissioning is about ensuring better health and wellbeing, better care for all as well as better value for money.

In order to be a 'World Class Commissioner' Primary Care Trusts need to ensure that their investments meet local needs, are evidence based, are targeted at priorities, provide value for money, and sustain long term improvement in health outcomes. Furthermore, the process for achieving these outcomes needs to be transparent, objective and systematic.

H.E.L.P supports public health commissioners to become World Class Commissioners. It provides a stakeholder-driven and evidence-based method or prioritising preventative health interventions. Commissioners can use H.E.L.P to review the evidence on existing preventative health interventions and benchmark new interventions.

H.E.L.P directly supports and enables the attainment of a range of World Class Commissioning competencies and puts public health commissioners in the driving seat to deliver long term health improvement for their local population.

How can H.E.L.P support World Class Commissioning?

CompetenciesWhat it meansHow H.E.LP supports WCC
Locally lead NHS (1) Decide on local priorities to address long term health gain H.E.L.P identifies what works and what has a long term benefit
Work with community partners (2) Joint strategic needs assessment will highlight joint priorities H.E.L.P can be used to support discussion with local partners about what they do versus what they should be doing.  H.E.L.P can potentially be used to strengthen existing partnerships or develop new ones
Collaborate with clinicians(4) Continuous and meaningful engagement of clinicians to inform strategy, drive quality etc H.E.L.P provides information that can be shared and discussed with clinicians to support the development of a prevention strategy
Manage knowledge and assets (5) Commissioning needs to be based on sound knowledge and evidence H.E.L.P provides evidence on preventative health interventions
Prioritise investment (6) PCTs need to have a clear understanding of needs, set strategic priorities and make investment decisions focus on achieving key outcomes H.E.L.P points to where investment in prevention can have the most impact and provides a platform to benchmark current practice against best practice, as well as bringing objectivity to investment decisions by quantifying long term effects
Stimulate the market (7) Local assessment of needs, decision on priorities, identification of gaps in service provision and the design of services H.E.L.P lists interventions that have a long term benefit, helps prioritise investment in prevention and think through how these should be delivered in the local context with the potential to seek new or existing providers to deliver on the chosen interventions
Promote improvement and innovation (8) PCTs need to seek innovation, knowledge and best practice and apply this locally to improve outcomes H.E.L.P provides evidence based information on preventative interventions and a prioritisation mechanism to ensure that investment lead to improve outcomes.
H.E.L.P supports innovation by identifying other interventions that could be analysed in the same way.
Make sound financial investment (11) Decisions have to be sustainable and provide sound investment to secure long term health outcomes H.E.L.P identifies where to invest to gain maximum benefit and provides an objective and transparent way of making investment decision

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19 August 2017 19:44 Health England Leading Prioritisation vaspiraHub 2017.7760