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Commissioning Support and Policy Development

We offer a bespoke service to support all elements of the commissioning cycle

SPH has significant experience and understanding of NHS and local authority commissioning mechanisms and issues and a proven track record of supporting commissioners with decision making and policy development.

What we do

  • We develop robust decision making frameworks, making sure the available evidence is taken into account to support rational and defendable decisions
  • We help our clients develop evidence-based policies or service specifications, answer questions around the cost effectiveness of interventions, assess the appropriateness and acceptability of interventions and consider the impact of proposals locally
  • We consult with those delivering and using services about the strengths and weaknesses of existing services
  • We help our customers connect information and evidence to achieve positive outcomes
  • We support commissioners to engage with, influence and contribute to NICE guidance

Why choose SPH?

SPH has extensive experience of supporting commissioners gained over 15 years working to set priorities and redesign services, enabling them to deliver best value, best health outcomes for their populations.

In addition to the range of public health commissioning support and policy development skills and expertise available from the SPH team, we also work with colleagues in the service transformation and business intelligence teams within Arden & GEM CSU.  This enables us to offer a comprehensive commissioning support service utilising evidence, data analysis, best practice and service redesign to achieve transformational changes across health economies.

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Case Studies

A clinical review of drugs and treatments for the States of Guernsey

Solutions for Public Health was commissioned by the States of Guernsey to undertake an independent review to identify the extent to which new treatments recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) were funded for Guernsey patients, and how the gap might be addressed to reduce health inequalities and improve health outcomes. Click the link to read the full case study. Case Study - SPH - Clinical Review for Guernsey

Supporting Priorities Committees

Our work with Priorities Committees enables NHS commissioners to balance complex choices, backed up with independent evidence reviews and ethical frameworks. We provide an end-to-end service which includes the development of an ethical framework to inform the decision-making process, topic selection, evidence reviews, consultation with clinical specialists, operational support to priorities committees and drafting of clinical commissioning recommendations. We have also worked with commissioners around the country in developing and advising on setting up their own decision-making processes. We have experience of supporting commissioners in appeals against NICE guidance and in judicial reviews.