GO Lab Better Commissioning Symposiums
On 17 & 24 May 2017, the GO Lab hosted our Better Commissioning Symposiums, the second and third instalments in a series of events looking at the practices of commissioning for outcomes in a given policy area. Bringing together senior commissioners in local government and the NHS, along with academics and practitioners, the first symposium explored opportunities for innovative commissioning practices around older people’s services whilst the second focussed on interventions for healthier lives.
The timing of the symposiums was intended to help local commissioners make informed choices about applying to the Life Chances Fund, a government fund managed by the Big Lottery, that seeks to support outcomes based commissioning.
Both symposiums featured presentations from an outstanding group of guest speakers with expertise in the respective policy areas - these presentations are available to download below:
Better Commissioning for Healthy Lives
Nancy Hey, Chief Executive, What Works Centre
Professor Chris Drinkwater, Chair and Trustee Chair, Ways to Wellness
Nicola Bromage, Mental Health Commissioner, Stafford and Surrounds CCG; Adam Swersky, Associate Director, Social Finance
Rachel Toms, Insight & Standards Manager, Cities Programme, Design Council – Cabe
Ellie Bragan Turner, Senior Health Outcomes Analyst, Outcomes Based Health
Better Commissioning for Older People's Services
Big Lottery Fund
Professor John Bolton, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Public Care at Oxford Brookes University.
Sue Adams, Chief Executive, Care and Repair England
Christine Lewington, Head of Strategic Commissioning, Warwick County Council
Jill Mortimer, Policy Manager, Age UK
Alex Fox, Chief Executive, Shared Lives Plus