This article explores the commissioning process introduced into the NHS in 1991. Its purpose is to consider the relevance of this experience for future commissioning structures. In particular the implementation of Changing Childbirth (Department of Health 1993) is discussed as an illustration of the commissioning process in action. The article is informed by empirical data gathered from four research sites within the NHS. © 2002 Taylor and Francis Ltd.

Original publication

DOI

10.1080/14616670210130552

Type

Journal article

Journal

Public Management Review

Publication Date

01/01/2002

Volume

4

Pages

209 - 229