Commissioning is the process of assessing needs, planning and prioritising, purchasing and monitoring health services, to get the best health outcomes.
Services are commissioned by CCGs and NHS England on a local, regional and national basis.
Find out about the national service improvement priorities as detailed in Next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View.
NHS England has a statutory duty to conduct an annual assessment of every CCG.
Commissioning continues to develop in line with the aims set out in the Next steps on the Five Year Forward View.
We support commissioners to develop services that deliver improved population health, quality of care and cost control.