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NHS Standard Contract 2012/13 (bilateral) published

The NHS Standard Contract 2012/13 (bilateral) published today is for use by commissioners when commissioning NHS funded acute, ambulance, community and mental health and learning disability services from all types of providers.

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

The NHS Standard Contract for 2012/13 (bilateral) reflects the requirements set out in the 2012/13 NHS operating framework. National variation documents will be issued to vary the existing standard contracts that expire after 31 March 2012.

This contract sits alongside the Care Homes Contract and the High Secure Services contract which were published in 2011/12.


The flow diagrams taken from the guidance on the NHS Standard Contract 2012/13 are:

  • table one information requirements (section E clause 39)
  • table two contract management (section E clause 47)
  • table three national tariff reconciliation (section E clause 7)
  • table four non tariff reconcilitation (section E clause 7).

Previous contracts

Previously published NHS Standard Contracts are available for 2011/12.

Frequently asked questions and contact details

The most recent frequently asked questions will be published shortly. If you cannot find the answer to your specific question, you can contact the NHS Standard Contracts Team at:

Published 10 January 2012