Primary care contract reviews

6 November 2018
Ever changing commissioning arrangements have taken their toll in terms of continuity, capacity and organisational memory. Commissioners don’t always know where all their contracts are or whether they have been drafted correctly. Often these questions won’t be asked until a dispute arises with a provider, by which time it is too late. If contracts have fallen between the cracks or were incorrectly drafted, you need to know. We have worked with CCGs to audit their existing contracts to ensure that they are getting the services they think they’re paying for and to avoid the reputational damage and other costs of contract disputes. Contact enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk to find out how we can help you to get your primary care house in order.

    

 

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Details of the consultation and how to respond can be found on the GMC website. The consultation closes on 19 January 2019.

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