Welcome to Commissioning Support Choices
What is a CSS?
Commissioning support brings the non-clinical skills and knowledge of the commissioning process together in a way that frees up clinicians to use their strengths to focus on leading local change. It includes essential transactional services such as contracting, procurement or HR, along with support to help deliver transformational change through activities such as service redesign, needs analysis and stakeholder engagement. There is no one single model of commissioning support, it needs to recognise the needs of the customer and be flexible enough to identify current and future needs. This tool has been designed to help CCGs and other buyers to understand the range of services and suppliers providing commissioning support.