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
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.
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
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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