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Guidance published for the stabilisation phase of planning for contract transfer

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The activities required within the stabilisation phase are set out in a guidance letter. The stabilise phase will use the risk assessment, produced during stock take, and address actions in the deficiency of documentation and management controls, so that agreements can be transferred to the new contracting bodies.

In summary, these can be identified as follows:

  • maintenance of the data capture tool and tacit knowledge tool
  • development of a contracts transition engagement plan
  • development of a stabilisation action plan, addressing risks identified during the stock take phase.

The letter from David Flory, Deputy NHS Chief Executive sets out the information that will be required in order to prepare for the shift phase of transition.