Patient Questionnaire Framework Expires 21June 2016 - Extension Avaliable

14 June 2016

Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMS)

NHS England has recently written to all NHS providers regarding 2016/17 and beyond,  and the NHS Standard Contract Requirement for all providers of NHS-funded hip replacements, knee replacements, varicose vein surgery and groin hernia procedures to collect and submit PROMs data to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).   

As part of the contracts between CCGs and independent or NHS providers, it has been a requirement that all NHS providers must use the Patient Questionnaire Framework (PQF) to procure collection of PROMS data from an accredited supplier, who then complies with Health and Social Care Information Centre requirements to be able to submit the PROMs data.

The current PQF is due to expire on 21 June 2016. However, contracts, or contract extensions, for the collection of PROMS data after this date, can still be awarded under the terms of the existing framework provided that the contract is awarded before the framework expires - i.e. by 21 June 2016 at the latest. So, it is possible to negotiate and procure a contract for 2016/17 PROMS data collections, provided it is awarded by 21 June 2016.

Alternatively, if a NHS Provider does not wish to extend their current contract under the PQF and/or once the PQF has expired, NHS England has worked with the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative to provide an alternative framework option for procuring a new PROMS contract. 

All the information regarding this new framework can be accessed by contacting Phil Spicer.


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