The new public contract regulations are coming to the health sector - How to design a compliant light regime process
As from April 2016, the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015 will come fully into force for NHS commissioners and will act in parallel to the current NHS regime overseen by Monitor. The new Public Contracts Regulations replace the old Part B services approach to health and social care contracts with a more formal set of obligations called The 'Light Regime'. Key features of this are:
Those CCGs who have run or are considering running "most capable provider" type assessments (as approved by Monitor in the case of NEW Devon CCG) will also need to ensure that they meet the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
Over the course of the next 2 months, we will be releasing a series of Commissioning Bytes highlighting some practical steps towards being light regime ready.
Emily Heard, Partner
David Owens, Partner
Fran Mussellwhite, Associate