Epilepsy Action and Epilepsy Society have worked with nine Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to create a single access point of resources to support effective commissioning for children and adults with epilepsy. The resource includes nine sections which guide commissioners through the whole commissioning process. Each section can be accessed individually to meet commissioners’ specific needs.
“It has been a great pleasure to work with the team in getting this much needed resource developed and I am delighted to support it”
– David Bateman, Neurology National Clinical Director, NHS England
The toolkit includes a section around coproduction, including tips drawn from East and North Hertfordshire CCG’s experience in this area.
This section describes the duty CCGs have to consult patients and the public at all stages of the commissioning process, including when creating commissioning plans, developing and considering proposals for change and making decisions affecting commissioning.
Co-production involves patients and communities working with professionals in the commissioning design and review of services. This means all people get a better deal which includes better health outcomes. Implementing co-production is challenging and complex.
In addition to the coproduction section, patient and public involvement is highlighted throughout the resources.