Commissioning is dead, according to Benjamin Taylor, Public Service Transformation Academy Chief Executive
At LGPE2021, Benjamin announced that ‘commissioning is dead’, though the situation is a little more nuanced than may first appear:
The ‘purchaser-provider split’ and the concept of commissioning as deciding how to spend money, on service, to meet need, is over. We need to replace it with experimenting and learning in how to influence complex systems to achieve real outcomes for citizens and communities.Benjamin Taylor
In this LinkedIn post, he sets out more of his thinking.
The video from the conference is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDO9zZbxq9s:
Slides from the presentation: