Any Qualified Provider (AQP) Resource Centre

The Any Qualified Provider (AQP) system on Supply2Health is now closed.

Commissioners will be sent copies of their data by the end of March 2014.

Please read this information about the changes to AQP Support for 2014-15 [UPDATED with FAQs]



 

The Resource Centre is where you can find out more about Any Qualified Provider.

  • Commissioners will find a wealth of resources to help them procure services in a way that offers patients a choice of provider
  • Providers of high-quality healthcare will be guided step-by-step through their application to provide NHS services
  • Patients will be able to find out what AQP means for them in their local area

Supply2Health is closing and will be replaced by Contracts Finder Please note that from Friday 21st March, no further adverts can be placed on Supply2Health and all current adverts will be available read only.

All Supply2Health adverts will be added to Contracts Finder by Friday 28th March and you will be able to search and update them from there.

You should now start to use Contracts Finder to place all adverts which you would have done on Supply2Health.

To use Contracts Finder you need to register, please use the link below; https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/Login.aspx?site=1000&lang=en

There are a number of support guides to help you when using Contracts Finder, which can be found here; http://contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/Help%20and%20Resources.aspx


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Should the Any Qualified Provider (AQP) model continue to be used as a procurement route?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
When will the DH Support Team function cease?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Where will all data from Any Qualified Provider (AQP) procurements be stored and how will commissioners access the data?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
What is the process for commissioners who wish to procure using Any Qualified Provider (AQP) pre 14 March 2014?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
What is the process for commissioners and Commissioning Support Units who wish to procure using Any Qualified Provider (AQP) post 14 March 2014? Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
How do commissioners post the Any Qualified Provider (AQP) Offer now that the AQP Offers ‘New’ button is no longer available on Supply2Health?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
When will access to the Any Qualified Provider (AQP) online system cease?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
When will access to the Any Qualified Provider (AQP) Resource Centre cease?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Does this affect Any Qualified Provider (AQP) Offers placed before 29 November 2013?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
How do commissioners notify Contract Awards under Any Qualified Provider (AQP) after March 2014?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
As a provider who has applied to AQP Offers previously, how will I access my completed application forms?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Retrieving Data
  Comments on AQP
This area on the Department of Health Modernisation of Health and Care website allows you to see comments about AQP
  NHS Choices website
Information about AQP on Patient choice in the NHS
  Operational Guidance to the NHS : extending patient choice of provider
This document provides guidance to providers and commissioners on implementation of the Government commitment to extend patient choice of provider.
  NHS England
Find out more about NHS England
  NHS Supply Chain
Procurement of consumables and clinical goods for the NHS
  NHS Wales
A gateway to information on organisations and services provided by the National Health Service (NHS) within Wales.
  Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The CQC checks whether hospitals, care homes and care services are meeting government standards.
  Choose and Book
Choose and Book is a national electronic referral service which gives patients a choice of place, date and time for their first outpatient appointment in a hospital or clinic.
  Monitor
Independent regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts
  Co-operation and Competition Panel
The Panel helps ensure that the Principles and Rules of Co-operation and Competition for the provision of NHS-funded services support the delivery of high quality care for patients and value for money for taxpayers.
  Pricing principles for AQP
Provides commissioners with some additional guidance on setting prices for Any Qualified Provider services.
  NHS Procurement guidance
The Procurement Guide for Commissioners of NHS-Funded Services sets out expectations of commissioners on the use of procurement to improve services for patients.
  Payment by Results (PbR)
Payment by Results (PbR) is the transparent rules-based payment system in England under which commissioners pay healthcare providers for each patient seen or treated, taking into account the complexity of the patient’s healthcare needs. PbR promotes efficiency, supports patient choice and increasingly incentivises best practice models of care.
  Liberating the NHS: greater choice and control
Government response. Extending patient choice of provider (Any qualified provider).
  Code of practice for the promotion of NHS-funded services
This code of practice sets out rules around promotional material issued by providers of NHS services to ensure that:  the information patients receive is not misleading, inaccurate, unfair or offensive, that the brand and reputation of the NHS is protected, and that expenditure on promotional activity is not excessive. Published March 2008.