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Commissioning and Service Redesign

Please note that the following information may be subject to change.

Module Convenor:  Simon Bishop

Module Content:
In all health service organisations, services are evolving formally and informally. This module will look at the formal ways in which services change, in response to changing health needs and thus commissioning processes; and how organisations can respond through effective service re-design.

Module Aims:
The attendee will understand and be able to apply that understanding of:
- The determinants of health and disease, including inequalities in health
- The health needs of populations and how they can be assessed (health equity audit and health impact assessment)
- The evolution of services and the key drivers that determine their historical and current configuration
- The drivers for change, including changes in need, care possibilities, workforce numbers and roles, and patient/public expectations
- The methods by which changes in service provision can be determined (including the effects of central policy, IT, and local decision making)
- Public consultation and patient involvement in health service commissioning and standard setting
- Commissioning of services in the current NHS, including Practice Based Commissioning, and the balance of provision between sectors (primary and secondary care, for example)
- Service redesign – the lessons from the past and the techniques for increasing success

Module Assessment:
Individual Assignment (3000 words) (70%); Group Presentation (15 mins inc Q & A) (30%)

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