WCC is a continuous process to improve public health, reduce health inequalities, and raise standards of health care.
Commissioners should base their decisions on identified health needs. It is crucial that the wider health and care community are involved in commissioning decisions through effective engagement of individuals and communities.
The RCN believes that nurses, with their knowledge and experience of individuals, communities and the public are well placed to influence and shape the design of local services. Strong nursing leadership is key to developing effective partnerships to ensure that patients and the public from high quality person-centred services. Nurses must ensure that they are actively involved in local mechanisms for clinical engagement.