Medical contracts - do you vary or procure?

When Jun 26, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Manchester
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Commissioners of primary medical services contracts are frequently faced with changes to contracting parties and contractual obligations. This event brings together the rules governing when to vary a contract and when to go to procurement. This allows delegates to consider how they would balance what are seen by some as competing tensions.

Commissioners faced with this question currently have to consider two sources: the NHS England Policy and Guidance Manual for advice on variation and the NHS procurement regulations for the procurement rules.

Experts on primary care contracting and procurement join the dots between these topics, clearly explaining the rules, reminding delegates of the risks and highlighting areas of discretion.

Delegates will have the opportunity to explore scenarios, including their own, to apply their understanding of primary medical services and the relevant legislation on public contracts, procurement, competition and choice.

The event is led by PCC contracting expert Paul Burns and procurement expert Alan Turrell. Paul worked with NHS England on the national rollout of the Policy and Guidance Manual.  Alan has extensive experience of procurement as a commissioner and as an adviser to providers in bid situations.

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