N1 - CSIP Glossary
A selection of care service terms explained

Useful Websites
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10 - Further Information

Glossary of terms The resources and websites listed here explain some commissioning terms such as:
  • Joint commissioning
  • Decommissioning
  • Purchasing and procurement
  • Contracting
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Macro and micro commissioning
  • Direct Payments

and much, much more 


Like most other areas of public life, commissioning has its own abbreviations. Use the links here to find out more 

Sources of support

There are a number of partner organisations that support commissioning work. Some of these are listed below, each name is a hyperlink to their website from where further information can be found. 

  • East Midlands Regional Partnership
  • East Midlands Centre of Excellence
  • Care Services Improvement Partnership CSIP
  • Government Office East Midlands GOEM
  • Department for Education and Skills DfES
  • Department of Health DH
  • The Commissioning eBook
  • Making Ends Meet
  • National Primary and Care Trust
  • Commissioning News