As a director of funds, we attract and aggregate resources for the region and allocate these fairly and efficiently.


Commissioning is at the core of what PHNs do and provides principles and a framework with which we can achieve our strategic objectives.

The transition to a commissioning model has given us an opportunity to implement needs-based, locally-appropriate, patient-centred and evidence-based solutions to address the health needs of our community. Regional commissioning of services enables  targeted action to tackle the needs of our catchment and the diverse needs of sub-groups within our region to support health equity. As a commissioning body, we will engage local communities and local providers in the strategic development of quality services to address local community needs.

For us, commissioning is simply one approach to addressing health needs and inequities. It involves the ongoing process of assessing community requirements, determining desired outcomes, designing and implementing solutions and monitoring the effectiveness of those solutions. Often, but not always, commissioning includes the procurement of services or programs.

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The commissioning cycle

Our cycle has three equally important phases. The first phase is to develop insight through consultation, needs analysis, and researching evidence-based solutions. The second is to plan and deliver, which includes the more visible components of commissioning such as co-design and procurement. The final phase is evaluation and improvement, encompassing monitoring and assessment of service delivery outcomes.