Commissioning does not need to just focus on the organisation of services for communities - smart commissioning treats citizens and communities themselves as a focus for decision-making.
The publisher is The Centre for Welfare Reform.
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In the past commissioners were told by central government that their job was to purchase services on behalf of citizens; this model turns that idea around.
This book explores what commissioning is, where it has come from and where it might be taking us.
Written by Chris Howells and Chris Yapp this publication shows commissioners how they can break free from damaging assumptions.