Guidance

Draft guidance on implementing a 'national currency : local price' NHS contract for critical care

In advance of the publication of the 2011-12 tariff, the attached guidance provides further information on implementing a 'national currency : local price' NHS contract for critical care.

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Guidance on NHS commissioning and contracting of adult and neonatal critical care services in 2011-12

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From 2011-12, the Department of Health plans to mandate the currencies that all providers and commissioners must use for contracting adult and neonatal critical care services.

Commissioners and providers will contract for adult and neonatal critical care services using the Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) currencies. These are based on the adult and neonatal critical care minimum datasets.

In advance of the publication of the 2011-12 tariff, the attached guidance provides further information on implementing a ‘national currency : local price’ NHS contract for critical care.

Published 30 September 2010