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Outcomes in public sector commissioning

Professor Richard Parish, Chief Executive of RSPH
Professor Richard Parish, Chief Executive of RSPH
June 17, 2010, Press Dispensary. The Royal Society for Public Health ( (, with support from the Centre for Public Innovation, has launched a new range of one day courses on outcome based commissioning in Health and Social Care.

Whether you would develop the skills and techniques to make innovation a reality in your organisation, or you are working to get your community involved in innovative projects, you will find these courses invaluable.
Richard Parish

Following the coalition government's warning on significant public sector cuts to come, it is vital that commissioners and providers immediately acquire skills to get the best possible client outcomes for investment. These courses will take you through key concepts on client outcomes and show you how to apply such thinking to your commissioner and provider practice.  There are specialist days dedicated to writing successful bids as well as how to apply outcome based commissioning for those working with children, young people and families.

Professor Richard Parish, Chief Executive of RSPH comments "It is essential in these difficult times that commissioning health and social care is carried out professionally, and with a good result for the client at the forefront of the decision."

Bernadette Bruton, Business Manager at CPI, says "Successful organisations continually strive to become more effective with improved performance and better results.  Outcome based working practices are essential to achieving this aim for the public sector."

These programmes are designed for both commissioners and third sector health and social care providers. This series of six courses, focusing on different aspects of innovation and outcomes, is scheduled for 14th- 30th July.

To find out more about this new range of courses, and other programmes offered by RSPH, visit or speak to Nicolette Smith on 020 3177 1625.

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Professor Richard Parish, Chief Executive of RSPH
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Notes for editors
 The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is an independent, multi-disciplinary organisation, dedicated to the promotion and protection of collective human health and wellbeing. Through advocacy, mediation, empowerment, knowledge and practice we advise on policy development, provide education and training services, encourage scientific research, disseminate information and certify products, training centres and processes.
 The RSPH enjoys patronage of Her Majesty the Queen.
 The RSPH is a registered charity.
 The RSPH is the oldest public health body in the world, with over 150 years experience in protecting and promoting public health.
 The Centre for Public Innovation is considered one of the most forward thinking organisations in the area of public sector outcomes and innovation. It supports the development of innovation and outcomes in health, social care and criminal justice, working at all levels of government.

For further information, please contact:
Nicolette Smith, Royal Society for Public Health
Tel: 020 3177 1625

Bernadette Bruton
The Centre for Public Innovation
Tel: 020 7922 7822

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