Summary of NHS operational planning and contracting guidance

Sarah Day

11 January 2019


Following the publication of The NHS long term plan the full operational planning and contracting guidance has been issued by the NHS. This guidance builds on, and supercedes, that issued on 21 December 2018. The updated guidance adds detail of short-term deliverables related to the long-term plan and the financial framework for providers, to the previously published information on system planning and the wider financial settlement. It is issued in conjunction with the indicative five year CCG allocations.

This briefing provides a summary for NHS finance professionals of the final planning guidance for 2019/20.


Summary of NHS operational planning and contracting guidance

January 2019 (PDF 158KB)

For further reading please see the summary of the long term plan published on Wednesday 9th Jan.