Public reporting of contractual sanctions applied by commissioners
NHS commissioners are now required to publish on their websites details of the financial sanctions due and actually applied to each of their major providers for failure to achieve national standards set out in their contracts.
Commissioners must report individually on sanctions for all their contracts, whether they are the co-ordinating commissioner or not. Values need only be reported where the sanction in respect of a particular standard for that commissioner at the relevant provider exceeds £1,000 in the reporting period. Where a sanction is applied only annually, the position need only be reported annually.