On the day briefing: NHS operational planning and contracting guidance 2020/21

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) published the operational planning and contracting guidance for 2020/21 on 30 January. This overarching document sets the delivery task for both NHS providers and commissioners for the coming financial year, covering system planning, finances, operational performance, and workforce. It details what the service will be expected to deliver in the second year of the long term plan period, including moving towards financial balance and improving access to services.

Key points include:


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