Alliance, prime and outcome based contracting: What can the NHS learn from elsewhere?


Alliance contracting, prime provider contracting and outcome based contracting are collaborative models of contracting that are increasingly being considered within the English NHS. These contractual models have a history of use in other sectors such as construction and defence, as well as in the commissioning of public services in the UK and overseas.

This report summarises the findings of a literature review of the available evidence concerning the characteristics of these new contractual models and their implementation in other sectors. The available evidence is considered in order to draw out the lessons which may be learnt to aid the implementation of these models in the NHS.

To view the report please visit the PRUComm website