Achieve world-class commissioning with a new information source launched today by The King's Fund

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A new online information service designed to support the ongoing development of world class commissioning in the NHS has been launched today by The King’s Fund.

The new service will provide a unique resource for health professionals and others with an interest in commissioning – it will showcase all the latest news and guidance on commissioning with the best evidence and examples of good practice and policy.

It will aim to be the first port of call for those involved in commissioning and well-being. The site offers high quality information and timely guides on the various types of commissioning and brings together work on commissioning processes, competencies such as collaborative working or engaging the public, as well as advice on developing knowledge and skills. The service will also give users tips on how to negotiate key subject areas, as well as practical tool kits and data sources.

The collection will be available from the Commissioning Specialist Library run by The King’s Fund on behalf of the National Library of Health.

Notes to editors

  1. For further information or interviews, please contact The King’s Fund media and public relations office on 020 7307 2585, 020 7307 2632 or 020 7307 2581. An ISDN line is available for interviews on 020 7637 0185.

  2. The Commissioning Specialist Library is launching today at The King’s Fund Annual Conference and is free to view on the National Library for Health’s website.

  3. The King’s Fund also manages the Health Management Specialist Library and the Patient and Public Involvement Specialist Library.

  4. The Commissioning Specialist Library is one of over 30 specialist libraries from the National Library for Health and is managed by The King's Fund Information and Library Service.

  5. The NLH Specialist Libraries filter the huge quantity of published research to ensure that users find only the best available evidence in their specialised collections. They are led by healthcare professionals within the NHS, using the expertise of experienced librarians