The new NHS commissioning landscape in London – What does it look like?

23rd July 2014. A full report from the meeting is now available.

The new NHS commissioning landscape in London – What does it look like?

In April 2013 the structure of the NHS in London changed fundamentally and over the last year the NHS in London, together with local authorities and the voluntary and community sector has been developing the new commissioning and delivery structures in the capital. This guide to the new NHS may be a useful introduction. 

Whilst this process of implementation and development continues our July Funders Forum provided an opportunity for members to be briefed on the new NHS commissioning landscape in London, to look at some of the new voluntary and community sector delivery vehicles that are being developed, and to consider some of the challenges facing London’s civil society engaging in this brave new world, and what can other funders do to support Civil Society engagement and, if appropriate, themselves engage in this new landscape.

The aims of this meetingwere:

  • To brief members on the new NHS commissioning landscape in London, and to consider how it is working
  • To provide members with an insight in to some of the challenges facing the voluntary and community sectors in engaging with the new commissioning structures, and responses to these challenges
  • To hear from the experience of London local authorities on how they are fulfilling their public health responsibilities

The meeting heard from:

Michael Bell – Chairman NHS Croydon and Director of MBARC Ltd

Michael presented a detailed overview of how the new NHS commissioning landscape looks in theory, and how it is working in practice.

Michael's powerpoint presentation can be downloaded here.

Shani Lee – Chief Executive Desta

Desta is an ambitious social enterprise, formed in 2011 by voluntary sector organisations in Hammersmith & Fulham, and was set up to provide a vehicle to win and manage public service contracts. Shani talked about the innovative delivery vehicle that is Desta.

Shani's powerpoint presentation can be downloaded here.

Alice Wallace – Head of Special Projects (VCS) Camden & Islington Public Health

Alice considered the challenges in involving the local VCS in addressing health inequalities.

Alice's powerpoint presentation can be downloaded here.

 

A full report from the meeting is now available here to download.