Catherine Mangan, Senior Fellow at Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) and Carol Ward, Senior Associate at INLOGOV and the Health Services Management Centre.

The University of Birmingham has been commissioned by ADASS and LGA to develop commissioning standards to support effective commissioning practice in adult social care. The standards will support the implementation of the commissioning element of the Care Bill and will provide a focus for sector led improvement.

This session will ask participants to reflect on the key challenges for improving commissioning, and to consider how we might go about developing solutions. The discussion will feed into the development of the standards.