North of England Commissioning Support Unit

Service Planning and Reform


We have a mix of skills and specialist knowledge in strategic and operational planning.  We understand that service provision must be continually analysed and where appropriate redesigned. We offer a whole system approach to redesign of services and pathways.

Our support includes:

  • Horizon scanning and interpreting policy
  • Developing and implementing commissioning plans
  • Pathway and service redesign

“We have an experienced team to support service planning using project management methodology. We have a successful track record of designing and implementing service changes that deliver continuous improvement and improve quality for patients. ”

– Gill Carton, Senior Commissioning Manager – Service Planning and Reform

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"I can say with absolute certainty that without the support from NECS the CCGs would not have been able to complete, sign off in partnership with our local authority colleagues and submit this plan on time." - Chief Operating Officer North Durham CCG

"May I just say a huge thank you to you and everyone who has contributed to this report.  It is just brilliant as is the service we are delivering." - Commissioning Manager, North Tyneside CCG