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Framework for Managing Choice, Cooperation and Competition

  • Document type:
    Guidance
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    16 May 2008
  • Gateway reference:
    9914
  • Pages:
    7
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

This Framework supports SHAs and PCTs in understanding the roles, responsibilities, values and behaviours required for the effective management of choice and competition within the NHS. The Framework is the outcome of a series of workshops and seminars with senior SHA and PCT leaders. The Framework should be read in conjunction with the ‘Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition’ (Annex D of the 2008/9 Operating Framework) and the ‘PCT Procurement Guide for Health Services’ (published 16 May 2008). Additionally, the Framework signals a further series of tools and guidance for system managers to be released throughout the year.

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