IPC Assistant Director delivers workshop at the National Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference

IPC Assistant Director Fiona Richardson presented a workshop on market shaping at the National Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference in November 2016.

The Care Act introduced new duties on local authorities to 'shape' their local market for all services in their area.  Co-produced guidance and support has seen many authorities make good progress facilitating their markets and encouraging sustainability. 

Responding to a stocktake of the activities of local authorities, the Department of Health, Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services asked IPC to undertake a Market Shaping Review to help commissioners and providers work together, take stock of progress, and highlight good market shaping practice around the country.  

The workshop highlighted the best practice found, abd gave participants the opportunity to discuss their experiences of market shaping.  

Download the workshop materials here.

Find out more here about IPC's work supporting and developing market shaping activities across England and Wales.

Please contact us to discuss how we can support your authority with market shaping activities.