Commissioning Support Units

Commissioning Support Units

Commissioning Support Units (CSUs) provide a wide range of commissioning support services that enable clinical commissioners to focus their clinical expertise and leadership in securing the best outcomes for patients and driving up quality of NHS patient services.

This includes transformational change – such as overseeing the reconfiguration of local services – as well as transactional support – including IT, HR and business intelligence – to a range of customers including Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), acute trusts, NHS England, and local government.

CSU specialist support services include:

  • contract management and negotiation;
  • service transformation and redesign;
  • business Intelligence;
  • information governance;
  • financial management;
  • HR, Estates, IT;
  • healthcare procurement and market management;
  • non-clinical purchasing;
  • communications and patient engagement; and
  • bespoke services such as individual funding request management, infection prevention, governance and quality.

CSUs do not have defined boundaries and can serve any CCG.

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