An introduction to aligned incentive contracts

Sarah Day

17 June 2020

The aligned incentive contract is increasing in popularity within the NHS and, for many, it is seen as the way in which effective system working can be achieved. However, there is no model aligned incentive contract and definitions do vary. This introductory briefing looks at the key parts of the contract and considers the advantages and disadvantages of the approach. A case study example is included to demonstrate how aligned incentive contracts work in one organisation.

An introduction to aligned incentive contracts

June 2020 (PDF 239KB)

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