Market shaping and development

The IPC programme will encourage access to a wider choice of service and support options from non-traditional providers, from the voluntary sector and by enabling people to draw on universal services available in the community.

More about market shaping and development


NHS Five Year Forward View

Highlights the importance of enabling people to have greater choice over how their health is managed and the role of commissioning in supporting this.

Care Act 2014

Introduces a new duty on councils to shape local markets of care and support, including through more collaborative approaches to commissioning.