Model View Diagram - Overview

GN030 - NHS SERVICE AGREEMENTS

  1. This diagram illustrates NHS commissioning agreements, including OUT OF AREA TREATMENTS.

  2. A NHS SERVICE AGREEMENT is a formal agreement between a commissioning ORGANISATION and one or more HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS for the provision of patient care services.

  3. In circumstances when care or treatment is provided to a PATIENT where there is no NHS SERVICE AGREEMENT between the HEALTH CARE PROVIDER and the ORGANISATION responsible for commissioning the PATIENT's care or treatment, it will be covered by an OUT OF AREA TREATMENT.

  4. Normally each SERVICE will relate to only one NHS SERVICE AGREEMENT but there will be occasions where, for instance, a SERVICE comprising a HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL (see GN040), will relate to more than one NHS SERVICE AGREEMENT. In this case, there would be more than one SERVICE PROVIDED UNDER AGREEMENT for the HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL.

  5. NHS SERVICE AGREEMENT CHANGE and NHS SERVICE AGREEMENT CHANGE DETAIL are used when there is a change from an existing NHS SERVICE AGREEMENT to a different NHS SERVICE AGREEMENT for an ELECTIVE ADMISSION LIST ENTRY.

  6. A SERVICE PROVIDED UNDER AGREEMENT may be related to one or more NHS SERVICE AGREEMENT LINES. NHS SERVICE AGREEMENT LINES are non-mandatory data within the CDS.

  7. A SERVICE may be provided at a number of SERVICE PROVISION POINTS each one being a particular SERVICE POINT.