What the planning guidance means for mental health services

NHS Confederation, September 2016

Issued three months earlier than usual, NHS England and NHS Improvement’s planning guidance will be underpinned by a two-year tariff and two-year standard contract.

The NHS Planning Guidance, published on Thursday 22 September, reflects a ‘significantly streamlined’ planning and contracting round. It explains how the process has changed to support sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) and the ‘financial reset’ issued in July.

This news item outlines what this will mean for mental health services.

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