Commissioning and procurement

In England over £88 billion of public money is spent on health and care services commissioned for local people.

Delivering health and care services in turn involves the procurement of a large amount of goods, services and infrastructure, with the health and care system spending over £40 billion each year.

This presents a significant opportunity to influence health and care providers, as well as suppliers of goods and services to develop more environmentally, financially and socially responsible practices. The ‘sustainable clinical and care models’ module highlights how these underpin high quality care.

This area is divided into two parts that focus on:
  1. Commissioning: The specific role of social care, public health and NHS commissioners
  2. Procurement: A whole lifecycle and responsible sourcing approach to procurement of goods

The full module can be downloaded below along with implementation notes to support delivery.