Resources

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:

Finally, find out about useful alerting services to help you keep up to date.

General resources

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 docstocsome 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