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Welcome to the Commissioning Education Centre

The latest courses and resources on clinically-led commissioning, for GPs and other professionals

Commissioning Podcast  - Hear a discussion on the key points from this commissioning courses and how to apply these in your practice. RCGP Medical Director for eLearning, Dr Dirk Pilat, talks to Dr David Paynton, RCGP National Clinical Lead.

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This course enables you to consider what constitutes high quality care in the last years of life, who needs it, and how it is provided. It offers suggestions on the information sources you may be able to use to identify your local needs, and presents some challenging data on the current standards of end of life care nationally. The RCGP Commissioning Guidance in End of Life Care document is used as a framework to illustrate how you could improve standards of care in your area.

Start Commissioning: Care in the Last Years of Life

Date of publication: March 2014
Time to complete this course: 30 minutes


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This RCGP online course will enable GPs and their teams to help patients navigate effectively through the healthcare system. It also contains practical tips on how to avoid unnecessary delays and improve referrals quality in everyday practice.

This course is FREE to RCGP members and Associates in Training. If you are non-member, you can purchase it for £35.


Start Commissioning - Improving Patient Journeys

Time to complete this course: 2 hours
Date of publication: October 2010

Updated and revised: September 2014

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This course on social prescribing and community development explores the nature of these concepts, highlighting the benefits to the individual, the community and the practitioner. Successful projects are showcased, illustrating the versatility of the models and inspiring innovation at a local level. The practical aspects of social prescribing and community development are discussed, and completion of the session will leave you with concepts to apply in your area.

Start Commissioning: Social Prescribing and Community Development

Date of publication: March 2014
Time to complete this course: 30 minutes

Commissioning


This short RCGP course introduces clinically-led commissioning; it explores what healthcare commissioning involves, the role you might play, and the benefits of involving clinicians and patients. It explains the processes used in commissioning and some of the commonly used terminology.

The course is aimed at the 'typical' GP, GP trainee or practice nurse.

This course is FREE to RCGP members and Associates in Training. If you are non-member, you can purchase it for £55.


Start Commissioning - what is it and what's my role?
Time to complete this course: 1 hour
Date of publication: June 2011
Updated and revised: December 2013