The NHS standard contract is used by commissioners to contract clinical services from providers. NHS Providers seeks to influence positive change in the contract and how contracting is done.
We work to work closely with our members and NHS England to influence the development of the contract and the contracting process. Our priorities for members include:
- contracts with fewer fines levied on providers and that do not put providers at so much risk;
- easier contracting negotiations between commissioners and providers; and
- the development of more innovative contracting approaches.
You can see how we are shaping the debates on contracting in more detail through our consultation responses, reports briefings and other resources.