News: Final podcast episodes amplify quality and good practice

Our final episodes in the Insights series, launched today, feature lively discussion about ethical commissioning principles in social care

CCPS’s focus on ethical commissioning principles in social care continues with the release today of the final two episodes in our Insights podcast series.

The podcasts feature a range of experts sharing their views on the ethical commissioning principles developed by the Scottish Government.

Episode four explores high quality care, with Dylan Macdonald’s guests discussing how to support the move to outcomes-based commissioning and contracting and a focus on quality, not price.

Joining the debate are Geoff Mark and Innes Turner from the Care Inspectorate, part of Scottish Government, alongside Toby Lowe, Visiting Professor at Centre for Public Impact.

For the final episode, the spotlight is on good practice examples across the care sector and the positive impact of moving to an ethical commissioning approach.

Guests include Amy Hurst, Head of Practice at Collaborate CIC, SallyAnn Kelly OBE, Chief Executive Officer at Aberlour, and Gary Wallace, Public Health Specialist at Plymouth City Council.

Catherine Garrod, CCPS’s Programme Manager (Commissioning and Procurement), said:

“We’ve been delighted by the reaction to the podcasts and the level of engagement from across Scotland’s social care sector since we launched this new series.

“These final two episodes feature lively debate and expert voices from very different social care backgrounds. Anyone with an interest in delivering on ethical commissioning principles in social care will want to listen to them so they can be part of the dialogue.”

The Insights podcasts series is produced by Spreng Thomson.

Listen to the podcasts on Spotify 

Find out more about CCPS’s Commissioning and Procurement Programme