The most fundamental change introduced by the NHS and Community Care Act 1990 was to separate the job of purchasing health care services from that of providing them. Since April 1991, health authorities and general practitioner fundholders (purchasers) have had to negotiate contracts to purchase from hospitals and community health services (providers), services which will improve people's health. The contract is the all important link between purchasers and providers. In this report, the National Audit Office focuses on three aspects of contracting: contracting information; the types of contract; and the contracting process.
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