|Title of host publication||Local authorities and social determinants of health|
|Place of Publication||Bristol|
|ISBN (Print)||9781447356240, 9781447356233|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Oct 2020|
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
This chapter will explore what is required of commissioners in order to achieve the task of creating positive social outcomes (such as improved wellbeing, increased employment or reduced crime) in complex environments. It will explore this question through the lens of Public Sector Performance Measurement and Management (PSPMM), and how this has evolved towards increased complexity by moving from an output (activity) to an outcome (results) focus. It will explore the different aspects of complexity that arise when seeking to commission activity which creates positive outcomes for citizens, and what a complexity-informed response requires. The chapter will then reflect on the way in which these requirements challenge existing public management arrangements, particularly in the field of PSPMM, as it applies to commissioning and performance management. Finally, the chapter will identify the emergent “Human, Learning, Systems” (Lowe and Plimmer 2019) approach to the funding, commissioning and management of public service and provide examples of this approach in action.