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Alumni network launch

IPC is celebrating 20 years of successfully delivering adults’ and children’s commissioning courses to over 2,000 people from social care and health organisations across the UK. To build on this - and as a thank you to everyone who has participated - we have launched a new Alumni network.

This is an opportunity to grow your network and connect with fellow Alumni from across the UK. You can challenge your perspectives on the latest topics and trends and develop and share professional skills and ideas with like-minded peers.

All known alumni of our commissioning courses will be contacted directly about events or key information. If you do not receive our emails, and you believe you are an Alumni, please complete the following verification form and we will contact you.

Alumni Commissioning Conference September 2022

“A Celebration of 20 years of the IPC Commissioning Course”

Tuesday 27 September 2022 in Birmingham - Save the Date

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 notable 20 year anniversary, you are invited to celebrate with us at our 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

The Conference will be hosted in person a central location in Birmingham (subject to national COVID 19 guidance at the time). Details of the venue will be confirmed in due course.

This free event is exclusively for alumni of the IPC Certificate in Commissioning and Purchasing for Public Care

All known alumni of the commissioning course will be contacted directly with a Save the Date for the event.

If you do not receive an email, and you believe you are an Alumni, please complete the following verification form and we will contact you.

Alumni Workshop series

We are delivering a series of workshops in 2022. Each virtual workshop, led by one of our IPC consultants and guest speaker, will focus on a particular commissioning topic or issue.

Our first workshop was held on 20th January 2022 and was aimed at adult commissioning course Alumni on the topic: Setting a Fair Price for Social Care Services and the feedback was excellent.

Our second workshop was held on 5th April 2022 and was led by Chris Watson see his latest publication on ‘Personalising Commissioning – an Overview of Individual Service Funds’. One commissioner said, “I really liked the mix of presentations from both commissioner and provider viewpoints and the interaction and opportunity for discussion was great.” More insights from the workshop can be viewed on our website here.

Our next workshop will be on “Show me the way to go home”, lessons and next steps for effective Discharge to Assess and Home First systems. Philip Provenzano, Assistant Director, and Melanie Henwood, Associate Consultant will share some of the good practice and lessons learnt by systems across England by drawing on the findings from a number of recent projects reviewing D2A arrangements as highlighted in their recent briefing paper. Details to follow on our Events page.

We send invites to commissioning course Alumni for these free and exclusive events, so please check your email and further details will be posted on our website.

If you do not receive an email, and you believe you are an Alumni, please complete the following verification form and we will contact you.

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