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Developing a commissioning strategy in public care

Guide | March 2006

The paper explores practical activities which the Institute of Public Care (IPC) has used in projects to develop commissioning strategies in public care. These include the use of hypotheses, needs and service analysis, service design, purchasing plans and market management plans. The paper also considers some of the skills and experience needed in teams responsible for producing commissioning strategies. Written by IPC, this paper was originally published as part of the Commissioning eBook.