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Integrated Strategic Commissioning


This page provides information about the integrated strategic commissioning function for Adult and Health Services, Children and Young People's Services and NHS North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board.

'Commissioning' is the process of specifying, securing and monitoring services to meet the needs of individuals both in the short and long-term. This often involves joint commissioning with both internal and external partners.

We are responsible for commissioning services for children, young people and adults and also public health initiatives. This work includes forecasting demand for services, ensuring quality and market development and operating a robust commissioning and contracting process. This includes providing accountability in our contract processes, ensuring high quality services and delivering value for money. We manage relationships with a large and diverse number of service providers, within the health and social care sector and wider sectors. As an integrated strategic commissioning team, we work with partners to ensure effective commissioning to support the delivery of strategic priorities.

To assist in this, we have developed The local market for children's, adults, public health and housing services which brings together key information about our priorities and upcoming opportunities for the market, including the housing market for children and adults. The MPS does not contain statistical information about all the service user groups that we work with - this information is contained in the County Durham Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).

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  • Durham County Council
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