The image shows the joint commissioning cycle, as published by the NHS.
There is a small blue circle at the centre which says patients and public.
Around the small blue circle is a bigger circle which has three equal segments. The three segments, which show the three main stages of joint commissioning are: strategic planning, procuring services and monitoring and evaluation.
Around the outside are 9 arrows, each representing a different part of the commissioning process. There are three arrows for each segment as follows:
For strategic planning:
- Assessing needs
- Reviewing service provisions
- Deciding priorities
For procuring services:
- Designing services
- Shaping structure of supply
- Planning capacity and managing demand
For monitoring and evaluation:
- Supporting patient choice
- Managing performance
- Seeking public and patient views
The cycle then repeats.