Commissioning for better outcomes emphasises that ‘the focus of high quality commissioning is on local people, health and well-being: achieving good outcomes with people using evidence, local knowledge, skills and resources to best effect’. 

Responsive and sustainable markets in adult social care can be developed and supported in three ways. This briefing will focus on these main areas: 

Market shaping;

Market oversight;

Contingency planning.



Click on the file below to download our briefing on the role of the commissioner in providing responsible and sustainable markets in adult social care.