Research and analysis

Local price setting and contracting for NHS services without a national price

Looks at how effective local contracts for NHS services have been in delivering better outcomes for patients.

Applies to England


Local price setting and contracting practices for NHS services without a nationally mandated price: a research paper

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This research highlights some of the challenges NHS commissioners, who buy services on patients’ behalf, face in agreeing local contracts that deliver the best outcomes for patients.

It is based on interviews with local NHS commissioners and providers.

Monitor will use this research to inform how it develops the NHS payment system.

Published 24 September 2013