Radical changes to provider quality obligations

NHS England is proposing a root-and-branch overhaul of the incentives, rewards and sanctions currently imposed on providers of NHS services under the NHS Standard Contract. This review will inform the 2014–15 planning round and may lead to more radical changes being introduced in the 2015–16 contract such as the scrapping of sanctions and Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) and their replacement by a new ‘pay-for-performance’ regime.

NHS England has circulated to NHS commissioners and providers a discussion paper on improving the existing incentives to support providers and commissioners to get the best value out of their commissioning contracts in the context of tighter financial constraints.

It is not just about the NHS Standard Contract though, it is also about how that document works in the wider context of the national tariff (ie, Payment by Results) the Quality Premium and the Quality and Outcomes Framework…

If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Mills & Reeve briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.



Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in


It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer


Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.


Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.


Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

Analysis from The Lawyer

  • head1

    LPOver and out?

    The trend for unbundling legal work is advancing through the law firm ranks but there is still resistance in some quarters - namely in-house. We asked why


Fountain House
130 Fenchurch Street

Turnover (£m): 79.50
No. of lawyers: 367