Health commissioning training and development

Equipping commissioners with the mindset, knowledge and techniques for success

The challenge

There is a urgent need for health commissioning training and development to demystify the complexity of health commissioning.


Commissioning is misunderstood

Commissioning is a widely misunderstood term. It is often mistakenly recognised as a procurement process or a set of fragmented and disconnected bureaucratic disciplines.

Across the globe, health systems in developed countries seek to drive better outcomes, improve consumer experiences and improved professional meaning within increasing financial constraints.

Supply factors impact health systems

Health systems are impacted by ‘supply factors’. Health systems need to deliver more efficient and effective care pathways by exploiting clinical and pharmaceutical technologies, innovations in treatment regimes and reductions in clinical variation.

Demand factors further impact health systems

Perhaps more importantly, health systems are impacted by ‘demand’ factors. Commissioners must understand the demands placed on the health system and reduce health risks and inequities. Fundamentally, commissioners must ensure demand can be met by the most appropriate care response.

Professionalising the art and science of commissioning will improve outcomes

Commissioning is how care can be delivered in the right place, at the right time to deliver the right outcomes. Commissioning is a complex discipline and one that requires combinations of art and science. Most health managers in commissioning roles are not trained to seize the opportunities demonstrated by high performing health systems across the globe.

Professionalising the art and science of commissioning delivers significant benefits to the health system, the outcomes that can be achieved and the people that they serve.

What we do

Commissioning Academy

Rebbeck delivers health commissioning training and development through our Commissioning Academy. Our Commissioning Academy provides a comprehensive curriculum for improving skills and introducing practical tools for progressing the Quadruple Aims of Healthcare in developed health systems.

Our health commissioning training and development equips health executives with the key principles, rationale, knowledge, tools and confidence to apply commissioning techniques. These skills are needed to identify and address opportunities for service improvement, system reform and improving outcomes using standard courses covering topics including:

    1. Commissioning foundations
    2. Outcome-based commissioning
    3. Health needs assessment
    4. Strategy
    5. Prioritise and plan
    6. Logic modelling
    7. Co-design
    8. Enhance
    9. Procure
    10. Monitor and evaluate

Commissioning curriculum development

We also deliver health commissioning training and development through commissioning curriculum development. We tailor commissioning capability improvement programs that enable us to train system leaders and managers in bespoke commissioning curricula that target commissioning skills to local challenges.

Commissioning coaching and mentoring

Finally, we provide coaching and mentoring to commissioning leaders and managers. This empowers commissioners to lead sustained improvement in the health system through confidently applying commissioning and change management techniques.

Get in touch to discuss how we can support you to enhance commissioning capability for you and your team

Jay Rebbeck​

(Commissioning curriculum development)

Email Jay
+61 414 400 524

Neil Deacon​​​

(Coaching and mentoring)

Email Neil
+61 402 551 014

Anna Baker

Anna Baker

(Rebbeck Academy)

Email Anna
+61 433 883 220