What is regional commissioning?

Regional commissioning means different things to different people and it moonlights under names such ‘as place-based commissioning’, ‘collaborative commissioning’ or ‘co-commissioning’.

True regional commissioning in a simplified form comprises 2 core components – joint regional planning and regional commissioning.


Joint regional planning

Before regional commissioning commences, it’s important to understand the needs of consumers, carers and the community, as well as what services are provided and by whom.

Research includes a detailed gap analysis of service demand (and likely growth in demand) versus supply of services.

This research is used to:

Regional commissioning

Regional commissioning offers a holistic approach to developing the best healthcare system for our communities. It’s inclusive nature is demonstrated through:

To ensure its long-term effectiveness, regional commissioning also includes rigorous: