Guidance on National Variations to existing 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 full length contracts and 2016/17 shorter-form contracts

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This document contains guidance on the completion of the mandatory National Variations to existing full length NHS Standard Contracts on the 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 forms, and existing shorter-form Contracts on 2016/17 form, to enact changes reflected in the NHS Standard Contract 2017-19.


This guidance is relevant to commissioners and providers who are parties to an existing commissioning contract the duration of which extends beyond 31 March 2017 and the template National Variation Agreements are available on the 2017/18 NHS Standard Contract web page.