Between Autumn 2012 and Spring 2014, the Institute of Public Care at Oxford Brooked University ran a programme with Local Authorities in England to help them design and publicly post a Market Position Statement which would inform providers of services, and the public about their area’s needs and plans.

The programme was sponsored by the Department of Health in England and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and the Care Provider Alliance were also involved in a monitoring and advisory role.

Professor Andrew Kerslake presented their findings to the Five Nations Care Forum meeting in April 2014 and a summary is now provided: DCMQC – Overview of final report.

Subsequently, IPC have prepared a Commissioners’ toolkit for the preparation of Market Position Statements in Wales and this is available on their website – click here to access – along with a number of other relevant publications.