NHS England has issued a contract alert to commissioners of care homes. They have realised that the table of Never Events in the NHS Standard Contract 2013/2014 published earlier this year does not set out which Never Events apply to care homes.

This has been rectified, but new 2013/2014 contracts must be amended; as must 2012/2013 contracts that have been varied.

The exact requirements are set out in the alert, which can be found here.