Commissioning for Better Outcomes – A Route Map
Commissioning for Better Outcomes has been designed to support local authorities improve their commissioning practice in line with new duties under the Care Act. It provides a framework for councils to self-assess their progress and identify areas for further improvement, and is relevant to all aspects of commissioning, service design and decommissioning.
The framework is made up of 12 standards which were co-produced by by local authorities, service providers, people who use services and a steering group overseen by Think Local Act Personal.
The standards are grouped into four main domains. The domains are:
- Person-centred and outcomes-focussed
- Well led
- Promotes a sustainable and diverse market place.
The prototype document will be piloted by a small number of local authorities between now and the end of March and will shape and inform a new offer within the LGA peer challenge programme which will become available in April 2015.
This work has been funded by the Department of Health and was led by a team from the Health Services Management Centre at the Birmingham University, commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS).