This section includes a range of information resources that libraries can use to support those involved in commissioning.
Each section describes information resources that can be used for different areas within commissioning:
- Key priorities and health policies
- Commissioning for specific populations
- Commissioning for specifc diseases or conditions
- Commissioning for specific service sectors
Finally, find out about useful alerting services to help you keep up to date.
NHS Commissioning – a brisk walk through the changes, organisations and key resources
compiled by Anne Gray for the HLG Newsletter March 2012.
Health and social care information sources- a guide for journalists – Currently being updated (September 2013)
“A useful starting point in signposting what health and social care information is available, and where to get it from” organised by topic, with a brief description of the 18 contributing organisations.
Local Enhanced Service coverage in England’s PCTs – a map showing Local enhanced service coverage and change in spending by England’s PCTs in 2011/12. Gives the LES budget 2011/12 and % change in ’11/12, plus a list of LESs for each PCT. (No attribution given – possibly compiled using information from FOIs.)
Local Enhanced Service documents stored in docstoc – some trusts are loading their LESs onto the virtual document storage docstoc. (Registration required to download or print the documents.)
Policy Appraisal and Health, DofH updated 2004 – a guide to performing a health impact assessment of policies