Symposium Summary Reports now available for download

Group discussion

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 specific policy areas. The first event focussed on Older People's Services and the second upon commissioning for Healthy Lives. Both events featured an outstanding range of guest speaker presentations and provided lively forums for experienced practitioners and thought leaders from across local government, the NHS, academia, the voluntary sector and central government to explore innovative commissioning strategies.

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 Fund, that seeks to support outcomes based commissioning. For more information on making an application, please visit the Life Chances Fund website:

Our summary reports capture the main discussion points and the actions proposed by the GO Lab in response to the issues and proposals coming out of each event. As a general principle, the reports avoids attributing points of view to any individual or organisation, unless part of a formal presentation.

To download the reports, please visit the resources page of our website.