The development of a collaborative framework for commissioning health and social care

Kayleigh M. Nelson (College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, Swansea, UK)
Aimee I. McKinnon (College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, Swansea, UK)
Angela Farr (College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, Swansea, UK)
Jaynie Y. Rance (College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, Swansea, UK)
Ceri J. Phillips (College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, Swansea, UK)

Journal of Integrated Care

ISSN: 1476-9018

Publication date: 15 October 2018

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present an evaluation of a collaborative commissioning approach to improve quality and experience and reduce cost within integrated health and social care.

Design/methodology/approach

A multi-method approach is used involving qualitative interviews, documentary analysis and non-participant observation.

Findings

The findings suggest that the approach provides a suitable framework for the collaborative commissioning of integrated health and social care services.

Research limitations/implications

Further research is now needed to provide a definitive evaluation of its value outside of Wales.

Practical implications

With the significant scrutiny on health systems, the approach demonstrates effectiveness in securing quality improvements, achievement of recognised care standards and patient outcomes, while providing scope for financial gains and a goal for stakeholders to engage in effective communication.

Originality/value

This research presents an innovative method for collaborative commissioning and reveals activities that appear to contribute to more effective commissioning processes.

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Acknowledgements

CAREMORE® development was led by Julian Baker and the NHS Wales National Collaborative Commissioning Unit — hosted by Cwm Taf University Health Board. Swansea University was funded by Agor IP to undertake an independent preliminary validation. A further independent evaluation was joint funded by NHS Wales and Swansea University. CAREMORE® is a registered trade mark belonging to Cwm Taf University Health Board UK2630477.

Citation

Nelson, K., McKinnon, A., Farr, A., Rance, J. and Phillips, C. (2018), "The development of a collaborative framework for commissioning health and social care", Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 26 No. 4, pp. 286-295. https://doi.org/10.1108/JICA-01-2018-0001

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