Guidance on varying the 2012/13 NHS Standard Contract one year default contract duration

Letter from David Flory to SHAs and PCTs.



The 2012/13 NHS Standard Contract was issued with a default duration of one year and will expire on 31 March 2013. However, the relevant SHA Cluster will have the discretion to approve an extended duration up to a maximum of three years. This letter gives guidance on the processes to be adopted.