10.35 - 11.35 Thursday 30 October

Room: Auditorium

Commissioning for better outcomes

Chair: David Brindle, Guardian

Main Participants:

Maggie Rae, Director Wiltshire
Alan Long, Executive Director, Mears
Sandie Keene, Past President, ADASS
Jon Rouse

Over 75% of commissioners regard outcomes based commissioning as 'very important' to the future of social care yet most are still paying providers on the time they are with service users and not the outcome achieved.

With commissioning expected to play a central role in enabling councils to meet the legislative and financial challenges and opportunities facing local government what more needs to be done to drive effective commissioning?