The Unit focuses on:
- All types of commissioning. These include commissioning by PCTs, while they exist, as well as clinically led commissioning and joint commissioning
- Developing and using sound and credible methods for researching commissioning
- Examining commissioning within the context of the healthcare system
- Creating strong links with policy-makers, health regulators, NHS managers and practitioners
We hold regular liaison seminars with Department of Health policy leads and NHS commissioners. Links are also being established with key patient and health organisations.
We will publish our research findings in academic and practice focused formats.