Bitesize course / Commissioning in healthcare

Look at how NHS England and integrated care boards (ICBs) commission health services

6 hours Intermediate
6 CPD hours

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This course looks at how NHS England and integrated care boards (ICBs) commission health services. The definition of commissioning, the stages of the commissioning cycle and how commissioners determine health priorities are all explored. Once completed, you will understand the roles of NHS England, ICBs and local authorities in commissioning, as well as contracts and payments.

This course is suitable for budget and operational managers, clinical staff, finance staff, staff new to the NHS, and primary care staff.


  • What is commissioning
  • Who are the commissioners
  • Contracts and payment

What's included?

Up to date, easy to understand content, written by NHS experts

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6 hours of accredited CPD

Certificate of completion

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