The Commissioning Framework is part of an outcome-focused approach. This framework, along with the Mental Health and Wellbeing Outcome Framework, provides national guidance to enable us to measure outcomes that make a real difference for people.
This Commissioning Framework describes a consistent approach to commissioning responses across New Zealand, using the relevant information to purchase the responses to best meet the needs of the local population. It describes the components that are critical to successfully commissioning and the process that will be used by those responsible for commissioning mental health and addiction care. This includes planners, funders, contract managers, boards, groups, agencies and/or those in designated commissioning roles.
It describes a consistent approach to commissioning responses across New Zealand, using the relevant information to purchase the responses to meet the needs of the local population.
The implementation of this Framework requires a fundamental shift to an increased focus on measurable outcomes as part of measuring results. Robust measures will need to be adopted that can capture the three parts of the Triple Aim: improved quality, safety and experience of care; improved health and equity for all populations; and best value for public health system resources. Current resources will need to be used differently and reinvested into improving outcomes for people with mental health and addiction issues.