2019/20 NHS Standard Contract

Closes 1 Feb 2019

Opened 21 Dec 2018

Overview

We have now published, for consultation, the draft 2019/20 NHS Standard Contract (both full length and shorter-form versions).  The consultation paper describes the main, material changes we are proposing to the Contracts, and we would welcome comments from stakeholders on our proposals. We also welcome comments on the draft Technical Guidance.

Following an engagement exercise carried out in January 2018, NHS England is proposing to propose to mandate use of a standard Activity and Finance Report (known as the Aggregate Contract Monitoring report) format, and supporting data flows, for all acute and mental health services commissioned under the full-length version of the Contract.  We also welcome comments on these proposals.

The consultation paper, draft Contracts, and draft Technical Guidance are available on the NHS Standard Contract 2019/20 web page.

Give us your views

Comments on the draft Contracts should be sent by 1 February 2018 to england.contractsengagement@nhs.net.  We also welcome comments on the draft Technical Guidance and on the Aggregate Contract Monitoring report proposals.

Audiences

  • Commissioners
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Service providers

Interests

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