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NEW! Confirmed presentations November 2022 Alumni conference

Alumni Commissioning Conference

‘A Celebration of 20 years of the IPC Commissioning Course’

Date: Monday 28th November 2022 (note change of date due to rail strikes originally planned for 27th September)

Time: Arrival from 09:00 Conference: 09:45-16:30

Venue: Conference Aston Hotel, Birmingham

For the past 20 years, the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University has delivered an accredited commissioning course, supporting over 2,000 colleagues across health and social care to implement excellent commissioning practice across the UK. To mark our 20-year anniversary, you are invited to celebrate with us at our inaugural Alumni Commissioning Conference for current and ex-students of the course.

The Conference will:

  • recognise the achievements of the commissioning course and reflect on how the commissioning world has changed over the past 20 years
  • provide an opportunity to hear a number of talks and presentations on current innovative and/or evidence-based commissioning practice across the UK
  • bring together commissioners from across England and Wales to share good practice and ideas, and make connections.

We are excited to let you know the following event topics and presentations are confirmed:

  • Working to improve the recruitment and retention of care workers
  • How can brokers affect the children’s placement market - Commissioning Alliance
  • Supporting people home from hospital - Discharge to Assess
  • Co-Production in Adult Social Care
  • Procurement with Negotiation - home for children, with children
  • Alternatives to traditional home care - outcome and asset based care (Community Catalysts)
  • Working together in partnership with and for young people
  • Relational and collaborative commissioning and procurement - Providers as Strategic Partners
  • Collaborative and Integrated Commissioning for health and care

With more to be announced……

We’ll also host a Q&A panel with panel members representing children’s and adult services and public health and care providers. The focus will be on, ‘Where do we see commissioning going in the next 20 years?’

The Conference will be hosted in person at Conference Aston Hotel, Birmingham (subject to national COVID 19 guidance at the time). Confirmation of guest speakers and a full agenda will be sent to all attendees in advance of the event.

This free event is exclusively for alumni of the IPC Certificate in Commissioning and Purchasing for Public Care. All IPC Commissioning alumni will have studied for and passed the accredited Certificate in Commissioning and Purchasing in Public Care from 2002 and beyond.

All known alumni of the commissioning course have been invited to sign up to the Alumni Network. If you did not receive an email, and you believe you are an Alumni, please complete the following verification form and we will contact you.

If you have already registered with our Commissioning Alumni Network you can use this Booking Form to reserve a place at the conference.

Please note, there are a limited number of places available for this conference which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so do not delay in booking if you are interested in attending. We look forward to seeing you in person in November!