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NHS England short contract form


NHS England publish a shorter-form version of the NHS Contract, for use in defined circumstances. These include:  non-inpatient mental health and learning disability services; any community services, including those provided by general practices, pharmacies, optometrists and voluntary sector bodies; hospice care / end of life care services outside acute hospitals; care provided in residential and nursing homes; non-inpatient diagnostic, screening and pathology services and patient transport services.  The shorter-form contract may not be used for any service for which the National Tariff guidance sets a mandatory national price (whether or not that mandatory national price is to be the subject of a Local Variation or Local Modification).The relevant documentation is available here:


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