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Independent providers of NHS services: documents and guidance

Guidance and information for independent providers of NHS healthcare services.

Events and webinars

Find out more about Monitor’s upcoming events and webinars for independent providers of NHS healthcare services.

Independent provider bulletins

Newsletters sent to licensed independent providers of NHS healthcare services.

  1. Independent provider bulletin: March 2016

    • Correspondence
  2. Independent provider bulletin: February 2016

    • Correspondence
  3. Independent provider bulletin: November 2015

    • Correspondence
  4. Independent provider bulletin: October 2015

    • Correspondence
  5. Independent provider bulletin: September 2015

    • Correspondence
  6. Independent provider bulletin: August 2015

    • Correspondence
  7. Independent provider bulletin: July 2015

    • Correspondence
  8. Independent provider bulletin: June 2015

    • Correspondence
  9. Independent provider bulletin: May 2015

    • Correspondence
  10. Independent provider bulletin: April 2015

    • Correspondence
  11. Independent provider bulletin: March 2015

    • Correspondence
  12. Independent provider bulletin: February 2015

    • Correspondence
  13. Independent provider bulletin: January 2015

    • Correspondence
  14. Independent provider bulletins: 2014

    • Correspondence

Provider licensing

As an independent provider of NHS healthcare services, you need an NHS provider licence unless you’re exempt. Details of licensed independent healthcare providers are published in Monitor’s register.

  1. Independent providers of NHS-funded services: apply for an NHS provider licence

    • Detailed guide
  2. The NHS provider licence

    • Statutory guidance
  3. Independent healthcare providers: ultimate controller undertaking template

    • Statutory guidance
  4. Healthcare providers: asset register and disposal of assets

    • Statutory guidance

Monitoring and enforcement

If you don’t comply with a condition of your licence, or if you provide NHS services without a licence when you should have one, Monitor can take action against you.

  1. Risk assessment framework: independent sector providers of NHS services

    • Statutory guidance
  2. Monitor's enforcement guidance

    • Statutory guidance
  3. Assessing financial risk of independent healthcare providers

    • Closed consultation

Procurement, choice and competition

Monitor’s role is to make sure that procurement, choice and competition operate in the best interests of patients and to step in if anti-competitive behaviour by NHS commissioners or providers goes against patients’ interests.

Read more guidance and information about NHS procurement, choice and competition for healthcare providers and commissioners.

  1. NHS procurement, choice and competition: ask a question or make a complaint

    • Detailed guide
  2. NHS healthcare providers: working with choice and competition

    • Guidance
  3. Choice and competition: hypothetical scenarios for NHS healthcare providers

    • Guidance
  4. Supporting NHS providers considering transactions and mergers

    • Guidance
  5. A fair playing field for the benefit of NHS patients

    • Research and analysis

The NHS payment system

Monitor and NHS England invite you to take part in shaping the development of the NHS payment system. You should read these guidance documents.

You can find out more in this collection of publications on the payment system.

  1. NHS National Tariff Payment System 2016/17: a consultation document

    • Consultation outcome
  2. Approved costing guidance

    • Statutory guidance

Integrated care

Integrated care is ‘joined-up’ care that helps organisations work across traditional boundaries to provide care and support that meets the needs of patients and service users.

  1. Integrated care licence condition: guidance for providers of NHS-funded services

    • Statutory guidance
  2. Integrated care: ask a question or make a complaint

    • Detailed guide
  3. Delivering better integrated care

    • Detailed guide
  4. Exploring international acute care models

    • Research and analysis

Developing your strategy

You can request joining our LinkedIn Strategy and Development Planning group to discuss management issues and best practice.

  1. Strategy development: a toolkit for NHS providers

    • Guidance
  2. Strategy development: a guide for NHS foundation trust boards

    • Guidance

About Monitor

  1. About Monitor: an introduction to our role

    • Promotional material
  2. Monitor's strategy for 2014 to 2017

    • Corporate report
  3. Monitor’s annual plan for 2014/15

    • Corporate report
  4. Closing the NHS funding gap: how to get better value healthcare for patients

    • Research and analysis