NHS Standard Contract 2017/18-2018/19 Technical Guidance – May 2018

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The NHS Standard Contract Technical Guidance 2017-19 (updated for May 2018) is applicable to both the full length and the shorter-form version of the Contract.


This guidance offers broad advice about general contracting issues – including when the NHS Standard Contract should be used, contract signature, collaborative contracting, contract duration and extension, dispute resolution, and non-contract activity; and offers advice about both how key sections of the Contract should be completed and how the main contract management processes should be used in practice.