A resource for NHS librarians supporting commissioners http://commissioning.pbworks.com
Use the Commissioning Handbook to see:
what commissioning involves and the stages of the commissioning cycle
key areas in which those involved in aspects of commissioning need and want information
the range of information work that currently supports commissioning
how to locate the best available evidence for commissioners including search terms
examples of searches carried out by librarians for the PCC Ask an Expert service.
What the users say - "I should use this resource more as there is an enormous amount of very good work here…"
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Who is it for?
All librarians who support commissioners.
What does it cover?
The Handbook is continually being updated with resources which contain useful information for commissioners. Currently, you will find the following sections.
Commissioning and the coalition
The roles and information needs of those involved in commissioning
Leading the NHS: engaging with partners
The Commissioning Cycle
Information resources to support commissioning
Searching for information for commissioning
Information services for commissioning
Organisations that support commissioners
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Who manages it?
It is a live, collaborative, work in progress, developed by information professionals across NHS England and led by SHALL.
An editorial group plus a group of local champions work together to develop content and make it as relevant as possible for librarians that support commissioners.
The local champions are:
Can I contribute?
Contact the Editorial Group or your local champion to share details of useful resources you have come across, a search you have done, or if you would like to make any other contribution.
How can I access the Commissioning Handbook?
Visit the Handbook at http://commissioning.pbworks.com - you do not need a password to use it.
Why not bookmark the site for future use?
Page updated 4 December 2012