Commissioning Intentions


What are Commissioning Intentions?

Every year we produce commissioning intentions that describe to local providers how we as an organisation intend to shape local healthcare services. Commissioning intentions describe what services we want to buy and the health outcomes we wish to achieve for our local population. They demonstrate how we will respond to health needs, local clinical priorities and the national priorities for the NHS as outlined by NHS England.

Our Commissioning Intentions for 2017-18 focus on the following programme areas:

  • Elective care
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Neurological conditions
  • Long term conditions
  • Acute medicines management
  • Urgent and emergency care
  • Primary care
  • Mental health
  • Integrated care
  • Community services
  • Contract form, reviews and currency
  • Procurements