Guidance

Helping NHS foundation trusts adopt best financial practice

Measures to help NHS foundation trusts adopt best financial practice.

Documents

Consultancy spending approval process: Initial guidance to NHS foundation trusts

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Frequently asked questions and guidance for writing business cases

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Consultancy expenditure business case approval form

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Letter to chairs and chief executives of foundation trusts

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Details

Monitor has identified 4 main initiatives to help address the challenges faced by the NHS to simultaneously improve quality, meet access targets and drive up productivity.

When buying consultancy services you can find out more information using the links below including identifying the right procurement route and the regulatory context within which to work:

Trusts may wish to seek legal advice where appropriate.

June 2016: update on consultancy business cases

When operating as Monitor we’d intended to publish outcomes of consultancy panel cases. Since becoming part of NHS Improvement we’ve started looking at new arrangements for this and instead will decide on a standardised approach to releasing information only once these are in place.

Published 2 June 2015
Last updated 2 June 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added an update on consultancy business cases
  2. We've published some additional resources to help providers manage consultancy services.
  3. Published engagement document on nursing agency spend.
  4. We have published the FAQs and guidance for writing business cases.
  5. First published.