NHS Standard Contract 2022/23: A consultation

Closed 28 Jan 2022

Opened 30 Dec 2021


The NHS Standard Contract is published by NHS England and is mandated, under Standing Rules regulations, for use by NHS commissioners to contract for all healthcare services other than primary care services.

We are now consulting on changes for 2022/23 to both versions of the Contract - the full-length version, which is used to commission the bulk of such services by value, and the shorter-form version, which can be used in defined circumstances for certain less complex and typically lower cost services.

We welcome comments from stakeholders on our proposals, along with any other suggestions for improvement.

For each area, please indicate whether a) your organisation supports the proposal, b) your organisation does not support the proposal, or c) the proposal is not applicable to your organisation, and add comments where relevant.

We describe the changes we propose to make to the Contract for 2022/23 in the consultation document and draft Contracts, published on the NHS Standard Contract 2022/23 webpage. Only brief details are given in this consultation.


  • All interested stakeholders


  • Financial system controls
  • Commissioning