Clinical Governance: An International Journal is seeking contributions for a special issue on the theme of governance within a commissioned service, to be published towards the end of 2012 or early in 2013.
The theme is inspired by policy changes within the English NHS, but the editors believe that these changes need to be informed by experience from other settings and would welcome contributions from all international settings, where similar reforms leading to the establishment of a health and care marketplace have taken place.
The Journal editors are delighted to welcome David Colin-Thome to be the editor of this special issue, and to the editorial advisory board of CGIJ.
We are seeking articles on topics such as:
• The governance of commissioning services
• Monitoring and measuring commissioned services
• The nature of the commissioner/provider relationship
• Enabling new providers to meet the demands of commissioners
• Meeting customer expectations within the commissioning cycle
• The relationship between governance and innovation
• Commissioning and governance across health and social care
All submissions will be subject to CGIJ's usual reviewing policy. If you would like to join our panel of reviewers please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The editors would welcome enquiries from potential authors in advance of submission on suitability and scope.
31 Jan 2011 Call announced
30 June 2012 Latest date at which submissions will be considered for the special issue.
31 August 2012 Latest date by which papers accepted in principle after review will be returned to the authors for revisions for inclusion in the special issue
31 October 2012 Latest date by which papers accepted for inclusion in the special issue must be returned by authors with revisions completed
Late 2012/early 2013 Special Issue published
The Editors will be happy to publish papers that meet the reviewing criteria but miss the deadline at a later date in a standard issue.