Direct Commissioning, South West, is responsible for the planning and buying (commissioning) of primary care (dental, pharmacy and optometry services), public health section 7a screening and immunisation and child health information (CHIS) services, specialised care and health care in prisons and secure settings. The Direct Commissioning South West team is responsible for commissioning services from prevention right through to highly specialised care. The teams are working with each Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) and Integrated Care System (ICS) to contribute to the development of plans to address health inequalities, clinical variation and design pathways that fit patient need, are sustainable and deliver best practice across the South West region.
Find out more about the different areas of Direct Commissioning in the South West and the work they do:
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