The standard contract is mandated for use by NHS commissioners (CCGs and NHS England) for all of their healthcare commissioning contracts other than core primary care.
Community services, such as a minor eye conditions service, are commissioned by CCGs.
Sometimes more than one CCG are party to the same contract with a single provider when commissioning a community service, with one CCG acting as coordinating commissioner.
LOC Companies sign the standard contract with the CCG(s) and use a network of subcontractor practices to deliver commissioned services. See our LOC Company Model. Without an LOC Company entering into contract with the CCG(s) and an individual practice acting as a subcontractor, individual practices must sign the Standard Contract with the CCG if they want to deliver a community service.
The Standard Contract comprises three sections:
- General Conditions set out national terms that apply in all contracts
- Service Conditions set out national terms that apply where specific services are being commissioned
- Particulars set out who the contracting parties are and include schedules with locally-agreed detail.
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