CCGs have expressed the need for support in the decision making process around whether to make, Share or Buy their commissioning support services. NHS England has responded to this through the creation of a Make, Share, Buy toolkit to enable CCGs to make informed decisions around what and from whom they access Commissioning Support. Through this we aim to support CCGs in securing high calibre services that represent the best value for money.
Use of the toolkit is entirely voluntary however where CCGs wish to make changes to their commissioning support arrangements it is critical that the rationale behind these decisions is properly documented. The toolkit will enable CCGs to make the ‘right’ decisions, whilst enabling them to clearly demonstrate that the impact on the local health economy has been taken into account.