University to host commissioning masterclass

A masterclass for people involved in commissioning public services will be held at the University of Wolverhampton.

Aimed particularly at NHS and Local Government commissioners, the session will be of benefit to all those engaged with the commissioning or delivery of public services. The free event will take place at the Walsall Campus on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 from 9.30am – 4.15pm.

Experts in the field will share their tips and views on the next steps for commissioning, which is the process of planning, agreeing and monitoring services. 

Jon Crockett, Visiting Professor of Health Management and Leadership at the University and former Chief Executive of Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust, said: “While the Government’s health and care policies have been clearly set following the General Election, the role of commissioners in delivering these plans is not clear. This event will hear from a range of experts, as we examine the future role of commissioners of public services.”

A keynote speech will be given by Dr Mark Britnell‌, Chairman and Partner of the Global Health Practice at KPMG and former CEO of high-performing University Hospitals in Birmingham. His speech is titled ‘A world view and what we should learn about commissioning from elsewhere’.

Dr Glen Mason, a Director at the Department of Health and honorary graduate of the University, will also present a keynote speech onSocial care commissioning: where does the future lie?’

The event includes a 'Question Time' session with an expert panel discussing the future of commissioning and there will be case studies in commissioning to introduce the work of the University of Wolverhampton’s MSc Commissioning for Health and Social Care.

For further information, visit: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/commissioning

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