Commissioning Skills and Capacity in Wales

The National Commissioning Board commissioned the Institute of Public Care, Oxford Brookes University to undertake an analysis of the skills and capacity of those commissioners responsible for commissioning services for older people. The analysis covered both health and social services. The work started with a pilot in West Wales which was then extended to cover the rest of Wales. The study unsurprisingly revealed some substantial challenges both in relation to skills and capacity. The outcomes of this study need to be discussed between the National Commissioning Board, Social Care Wales and Welsh Government.


Commissioning Skills and Capacity Assessment Project

West Wales Pilot Assessment - Report

West Wales Pilot Assessment - Appendix A - Assessment Framework


National Assessment of Health and Social Care Commissioning Skills and Capacity in Wales (Older People Services)


Appendix A - Assessment Framework

Appendix B - Survey Responses

For more information contact: Maria Bell


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