Consultation response: Health Select Committee call for evidence in commissioning

This paper is a response to the Health Select Committee's call for evidence in their inquiry into commissioning, which is often seen as the weakest link in the NHS.

The World Class Commissioning (WCC) initiative represents a concerted attempt to define the competencies required and to create the momentum needed to deliver high-quality commissioning. It is a policy that seeks to bring a 'step change' in the capacity and capability of primary care trusts to act as effective commissioners.