Consultation outcome

Approving local modifications to national prices for NHS-funded services

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Feedback received

Summary of stakeholder responses

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Detail of feedback received

This document is a summary of responses.

On the whole, respondents agreed with the proposed high-level methodological framework:

  • the preference for agreements between commissioners and providers
  • the long-term toolkit
  • the transitional arrangements

Concern was expressed about the ability of commissioners to fund local modifications without affecting their ability to fund other services.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Your views are needed on a proposed methodology for agreeing increases to national prices for NHS-funded services.


Consultation description

Monitor welcomes comments on this report. In particular, your views are needed on:

  • the criteria for a good framework, which are set out in the introduction to the report
  • whether local modifications should be arrived at by negotiation and agreement between NHS commissioners and providers
  • using the ‘whole provider’ analysis during a transition period
  • the proposed components of the ‘long-term toolkit’
  • whether Monitor should rely on a complaints system, rather than monitoring providers’ compliance with the conditions of a local modification
  • the practicality of implementing the different parts of the framework