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The NHS standard contracts and supporting guidance 2011/12

New NHS standard contracts for 2011/12 which come into effect from 1 April

New contracts for 2011/12 effective 1 April 2011 are:

·         Acute hospital services contract

·         Mental health and learning disability services contract

·         Community services contract

·         Care homes contract

Standard variations to all existing contracts continue to be effective after 1 April 2011.

The contracts support and reflect the NHS operating framework for 2011/12 and should be read in conjunction with the Principles and Rules for Co-operation and Competition and the PCT Procurement Guide.

The NHS standard contracts cover agreements between PCTs and all of provider delivering  NHS funded services. More …..