NHS SERVICE AGREEMENT
A formal agreement between a commissioner ORGANISATION and one or more Health Care Provider ORGANISATIONS for the provision of PATIENT care SERVICES.
SERVICES may be commissioned in two ways:
- Nationally, arranged through the direct commissioning functions and processes of NHS England
- By Integrated Care Boards, acting individually or as part of a commissioning consortia.
The costs of a NHS SERVICE AGREEMENT accrue to the ORGANISATION responsible for commissioning the treatment.
For Commissioning Data Set messages the commissioner is identified in the ORGANISATION CODE (CODE OF COMMISSIONER) / ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER (CODE OF COMMISSIONER) field.
This class is also known by these names:
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