The operating framework for the NHS in England 2008/09 (2007)

The NHS operating framework 2008/09 was published on 13 December 2007 and included a requirement that by 1 April 2008 all primary care trusts (PCTs) would need to create an internal separation of their operational provider services and agree service level agreements for these services based on the same business and financial rules that applied to all other providers.

During the 2008/09 financial year, PCTs were required to review their requirements for community services and to consider a range of options for the provision of services.