Draft multispecialty community provider (MCP) Contract Package for Engagement

Closed 20 Jan 2017

Opened 16 Dec 2016


We have now published a draft version of the multispecialty community provider (MCP) contract and a set of supporting documents for engagement. While the package focusses on implementation of the MCP model, many of the principles are transferable to other new models of care. 

The draft MCP Contract is the product of intensive joint work with a number of vanguard sites across the country, co-developing the approach to tackle the issues sites are facing and to ensure that the Contract will facilitate local plans.

A revised version of the MCP Contract will be published in early 2017 for early use by sites, informing subsequent revision and a formal consultation during 2017.

Informal feedback is sought until 20 January 2017.

Why We Are Engaging

We anticipate that the draft MCP Contract may need to evolve significantly in the light of the practical experience of the first vanguard health and social care communities which seek to use it. Therefore, we have decided to publish the draft Contract at this stage for a period of engagement and informal feedback, ahead of formal consultation. This informal feedback stage will run until 20 January 2017, and we will then publish an updated version of the draft Contract for use.

We will then work with commissioners in the most advanced MCP vanguard sites to use this revised version to adapt and further improve the draft.

The draft MCP Contract package and supporting documents set out proposals for how the MCP model could be contracted for and implemented. The contract for commissioners to use in commissioning MCPs, and any potential changes to regulations discussed here, are the subject of ongoing discussion with the Department of Health with scope to change following engagement and final decisions still to be taken.


  • Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)
  • Service providers
  • Local authorities


  • Primary care
  • Integrated care
  • Commissioning