Using evidence to inform the commissioning process
Figure 1 below, shows how the evidence base informs the whole commissioning cycle. The commissioning cycle used as the framework for this digest is the simple understand, plan, do, review cycle which has been adapted and included in the SEND Code of Practice (Figure 2 below) as the basis for joint commissioning.
The digest focuses on the evidence from the BCRP specifically. It is not a synthesis of the whole body of literature relevant to commissioners of support for speech, language and communication needs. Commissioners will need to be mindful of the wider evidence base and also that new research will be published in the future which may need to be considered.
However, it will makes explicit the links between evidence arising from the BCRP and each phase of the commissioning cycle.