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Making the case

Could you present a business case of your service to commissioners? Do you know the cost-effectiveness of your service, and do you know what commissioners are thinking?

The CSP is developing a package of support to help physiotherapy managers develop the knowledge and skills needed to cope with commissioning.

Managers and clinicians are now  faced with the task of evaluating the cost-effectiveness of their service to provide  a business case, to influence commissioners and other provider-side decision makers,  as commissioning is rolled out in the  first half of this year.

In the coming months, the CSP will produce a diverse and practical package  to inform and support members to put forward a business case of their physiotherapy service.

A workbook will provide a practical resource that raises awareness of commissioning, and show how physiotherapy interventions contribute  to financial and operational performance  in the NHS.

It will also provide a practical  toolkit to help put forward a clear  business case, including case studies  proven to have positive outcomes for patients and recognised cost benefit for trusts.

An online and practical support  package is also being developed,  including downloadable versions of  the workbook and case studies, and  links to essential documents and  other useful resources.

The resources will be available in May.


If you have developed, or are developing, a  business case for commissioners or evaluating  the cost-effectiveness of your physiotherapy service,  or have questions regarding the project contact  CSP professional adviser Bridget Hurley on email  tel 020 7314 787


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21 February 2007

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