block contract

block contract

An NHS (UK) term of art for an arrangement in which the health services provider (as used in the UK, providers refer to corporate entities such as hospitals and trusts, and not to individuals) is paid an annual fee in installments by the Healthcare Commissioner in return for providing a defined range of services, especially a new service—e.g., respite care, day care, home care—over a fixed period.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
President Obama is moving to block contract awards to companies owing back taxes.
Total actually opens opportunities to Pertamina to enter the block by 2017, or the last year of the block contract.
As a result of the recent Riconada Puesto Morales block contract extension (as discussed further below), approximately 86% of the Company's production is continued for at least ten years with options to renew and extend even further.
The firm has 80-90 staff, including its Vale of Glamorgan office, with 40 Cardiff workers, many of whom do not know what will happen after the block contract ends on April 1.
A spokesman for King's confirmed that the hospital carries out liver transplants on a "small number of patients" referred to them by EU countries, with the costs of the operations met through a block contract with the Department of Health.
Wales - through Health Commission Wales - buys health services for Welsh patients using the old block contract system.
This contract is offered as a block contract of 273 hours per week, which provides for two care staff during the day and one during the night with a small number of additional floating hours enabling the provider to offer a flexible service.
The firm has 80-90 staff including its Vale of Glamorgan office - with 40 Cardiff workers - many of whom do not know what will happen after the block contract ends.
The contract is let as a block contract for 800 contact hours (with and without venues), with additional spot rates for contact hours above this block.
The company has asked us to point out that it has had its block contract extended to April 2011.
Lot 2 To establish a framework of approved care providers in ranked order for any additional similar block contract hours that a need may arise for and for individual packages of care that cannot be accommodated by the existing block contract providers.