The establishment of new care models requires new, simpler, more outcome focused contractual forms. There is currently no single form of contract which may be used to commission both general practice and other services. Other than core primary care services, all NHS-funded healthcare services must be commissioned using the NHS Standard Contract, irrespective of provider or service.
The Pioneer Programme is:
- Engaging with pioneers to develop new simplified outcome focused standard contractual forms
- Make these new contractual forms available to the rest of the country following testing.