Towards equitable commissioning for our multiethnic society: a mixed-methods qualitative investigation of evidence utilisation by strategic commissioners and public health managers

Salway S, Turner D, Mir G, Bostan B, Carter L, Skinner J, Gerrish K, Ellison G
Record ID 32014001333
English
Authors' objectives: To describe the patterns and determinants of evidence use relating to ethnic diversity and inequality by managers within commissioning work and to identify promising routes for improvement.
Authors' recomendations: Knowledge mobilisation and utilisation within the commissioning cycle occurs in the context of dynamic interactions between individual agency, organisational context and the wider health-care setting, situated within the UK sociopolitical milieu. Our findings highlight isolated pockets of good practice amidst a general picture of limited organisational engagement, low priority and inadequate skills. Findings indicate the need for specific guidance alongside incentives and resources to support commissioning for a multiethnic population. A more comprehensive infrastructure and, most importantly, greater political will is needed to promote practice that focuses on reducing ethnic health inequalities at all stages of the commissioning cycle.
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England
MeSH Terms
  • Contracts
  • Efficiency, Organizational
  • State Medicine
  • Health Policy
  • Primary Health Care
Contact
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme
Contact Address: NIHR Journals Library, National Institute for Health Research, Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, Alpha House, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton SO16 7NS, UK
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Contact Email: journals.library@nihr.ac.uk
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