The activities required within the shift phase of planning for contract transfer are set out in a guidance letter.
The shift phase is the final of the three phases of the project set up to work towards the transition of clinical contract from the sending commissioners to the receiving commissioners and is reflective of the overarching guidance issued by the Department of Health “handover and closedown guidance transfer documentation: identifying legal title in assets and liabilities and completing transfer documentation”.
In summary, the key actions in the contract can be identified as follows:
- identification and completion of the information required for the transfer schemes
- maintenance of the data capture tool and tacit knowledge tool
- engagement of providers and future commissioners as a support for the smooth transition of clinical services during this time of change
The letter from David Flory, Deputy NHS Chief Executive sets out the information that will be required in order to support the shift phase of the transition of clinical contracts.