Advanced Commissioning: A new course to lead the way to improved NHS services

A new university-accredited course has been launched to help managers and clinicians lead the way to improved NHS services.

The course, which is free of charge to those working within health and social care, is fully supported by the Department of Health and has been designed in response to the need for commissioners to improve their capability and capacity.

Advanced Commissioning takes a practical, skills-based focus throughout a full commissioning year. It will allow attendees to develop the best services for their patients, and facilitate stronger partnership working. It will also help to develop the profession of commissioning.

Designed by the Improvement Foundation in partnership with the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC), NHS Alliance and the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, the course is accredited by the University of Teesside at postgraduate certificate level. Applications are invited from those who meet the course requirement criteria. 

Applicants should log onto or contact Eloise Glew on 0161 236 1566, or email

Applications close on 12 September 2007.

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