Influencing Commissioning

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Supporting the public in getting involved in influencing commissioning.

Influencing Commissioning is for anyone who has an interest in how services are planned and commissioned and how the public can be involved in this.

Macmillan has facilitated a number of events and developed resources to support facilitators to help the public get involved in influencing commissioning.

About the manual

We designed this manual to assist in the facilitation of groups of people who would like to learn more about how to enable and empower the public to understand how to become effectively involved in the commissioning of health and social care services.

It consists of a number of ideas for short activities which are supported by accompanying resources.

You can download the manual using the Download button.

Sharing and Creative Commons

One of Macmillan's values is that we are open. We understand that collaboration is the only way we can help improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer. That is why we want to share our expertise and experience with each other and the wider world.

We have decided to share these resources under a Creative Commons licence in the hope that it will help people affected by cancer and the public get involved in shaping the future of care across the world.


We want to improve, so if you have any feedback about these resources please share it with us. We are interested in hearing about what is useful, how it has been used and also what could be improved or if there are any gaps.


The development of this resource was originally funded by Hestia (the LINks host for Kensington and Chelsea) and developed by Derek Stewart, with support from Paula Murphy and Macmillan Cancer Support.

The resource was further developed by Jack Nunn at Macmillan Cancer Support and Jamie Spencer.

Macmillan Cancer Support would also like to acknowledge the support of National Voices with this resource.

Please send any questions, comments or feedback to the Learning & Development Team (

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