We have developed a training package covering all aspects of the NHS Standard Contract, which we update each year for new developments.
This can be arranged for a half day or full day workshop for as many participants as required. Larger audiences allow for a cost effective introduction to the essential aspects of the contract, whereas smaller audiences can provide a ‘surgery’ workshop for specific current issues.
A full day session can also allow for a session on high level key issues in the morning for senior staff, followed by an in-depth afternoon workshop for managers involved in the day-to-day operations of managing contracts.
The course has been developed on a modular basis, which also allows us to offer any modules as standalone training sessions as required. Current modules include:
- Introduction to the NHS Standard Contract – key issues
- Latest developments in the current year’s contract and national tariff
- Common problems in using the contract and how to resolve them
- The NHS Standard Contract in detail
- Information and reporting
- Activity and referrals
- Performance Management and using sanctions
- Managing the contract in year – variations, terminations, counting and coding changes
- Disputes – how to avoid them and how to resolve them
- New models of contracting – collaboratives, alliances and joint ventures