IPC Assistant Director gives keynote speech on market shaping

IPC Assistant Director Fiona Richardson gave a key note speech on market shaping at the LGA/Public Service Transformation Academy conference on 6 April 2017 - mature conversations between providers and commissioners.

The Care Act introduced new duties for local authorities to facilitate and shape a diverse, sustainable and quality care market, emphasising that their responsibility is to promote the wellbeing of the whole local population, not just those whose care and support they currently fund.

Two years on from implementation how are local authorities faring in their duty? Fiona explored progress in market shaping, some of the main challenges for local authority commissioners, and some of the good practice, and she reflected on the implications for commissioning more widely.