2021/22 NHS Standard Contract

Consultation – January 2021

We have now published, for consultation, the draft 2021/22 NHS Standard Contract (both full length and shorter-form versions). The consultation paper describes the main, material changes we are proposing in the Contracts, and we would welcome comments from stakeholders on our proposals. We also welcome comments on the draft Technical Guidance.

Comments on the draft Contract should be submitted by 5 February 2021 via the NHS England Consultation Hub. Comments may also be submitted by email to england.contractsengagement@nhs.net using the response document.

Model collaborative commissioning agreements

We have updated the model collaborative commissioning agreements:

NHS Standard Contract 2021/22: consultation on proposed new arrangements for paying for low-volume activity flows – November 2020 – now closed

We are consulting on significant changes, to take effect from 1 April 2021, to the arrangements for contracting and paying for low-volume flows of activity between CCGs and NHS Trusts / NHS Foundation Trusts. The changes affect the full length Contract only and will largely, but not solely, affect what is known as “non-contract activity”. The consultation paper and other materials are available here. Consultation responses must be submitted by 31 December 2020 via the NHS England Consultation Hub or using the stakeholder response document.

This consultation will be followed by a further consultation on other changes to the NHS Standard Contract for 2021/22.