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Dispute resolution process for the 2016/17 contracting round

NHS England, the NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) and Monitor have agreed a joint dispute resolution process to support the 2016/17 contracting round.

The guidance details the scope of the dispute resolution process, the different stages of the overall dispute resolution process, the advice and assistance NHS England, NHS TDA and Monitor can provide in advance of parties having to enter the final arbitration stage of the dispute resolution process and the last-resort arbitration process for contracting disputes that remain unresolved following contract negotiations. All contracts between commissioners and providers should be signed by 31 March 2016. Commissioners should note that the timetable for mediation and arbitration has been moved back by two weeks.