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What is commissioning?
Commissioning is the process of assessing needs, planning and prioritising, purchasing and monitoring health services, to get the best health outcomes.
Who commissions NHS services?
Services are commissioned by integrated care boards and are overseen by NHS England on a regional basis.
Find out more about the services that ICBs commission.
How commissioning is changing
Commissioning continues to develop in line with the aims set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.
We have a statutory duty to conduct an annual assessment of every integrated care board.
Public health commissioning
NHS England works closely with UK Health Security Agency and the Department of Health and Social Care to provide and commission a range of public health services.