Consultation outcome

Accountable care models contract: proposed changes to regulations

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

The government response sets out:

  • specific points respondents raised about the proposed amendments to regulations
  • our analysis of the responses received and our response to concerns raised
  • changes we have made to draft amendments as a result of comments received

The brief guide explains what Accountable Care Organisations are and how they could benefit patients and the NHS.

The revised draft amendments to the provision of integrated services regulations combines the individual sets of proposed amendments.

The revised draft sale of goodwill regulations will replace the current regulations.

Original consultation


We're seeking views on changes to the regulations on the running of an NHS standard contract (accountable care models).

This consultation was held on another website.

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Consultation description

The development of the Accountable Care Organisations contract has identified some necessary changes to regulation. This is largely to ensure that current rules continue to apply to the new contract, and the organisations using it. It also increases flexibility in some cases, for example for GPs who wish to enter into ACO arrangements without terminating their existing contracts.

NHS England will continue to develop this contract further over the next year, with a view to consulting on a final version in 2018.


Published 11 September 2017
Last updated 3 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Consultation response published.
  2. Annex 11 and 12 added.
  3. First published.