Joint planning guidance from Monitor, NHS England, the NHS Trust Development Authority, the Care Quality Commission, Public Health England and Health Education England has been published.
The Forward View into Action sets out the high level ambitions for commissioners and providers in the year ahead.
In conjunction, the NHS Trust Development Authority has published Delivering in a challenging environment; Refreshed plans for 2015/16 which will support NHS Trust Boards to provide a refreshed and updated plan for the year ahead.
Click on the links below to download Delivering in a challenging environment and the accompanying technical guidance for NHS Trusts. Web forms for NHS Trusts to complete are available below.
The technical guidance at the link above includes eleven annexes. They can also be downloaded individually below as necessary.
*Please note: there is small amendment to Annex B1 Activity Line Technical Guidance 2015/16 as follows:
Page 6, Paragraph 4. Elective Spells (All Specialities), line 14 should read:
- admission method = elective admission (admission method 11, 12 and 13);
There is a clear expectation that robust, good value contracts are signed between commissioners and all major providers by 11 March 2015. Where this is not achieved, a joint dispute resolution process will apply. This has been agreed by the national partners and is also available to commissioners at http://www.england.nhs.uk/nhs-standard-contract/
Technical guidance for foundation trusts is published by Monitor here.