Presentation by Dr Karen Newbigging, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham to National Children and Adult Services Conference 2014
Thursday 30th October 2014, 10.35am

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?