2016/17 PLICS cost collection guidance file specifications

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Templates for software suppliers of healthcare costing systems and costing practitioners who are participating in the 2016/17 acute PLICS cost collection.

These documents set out the file specifications for the collection submission files to NHS Digital and a data validation tool. The data validation tool assesses the quality of the files before submission to NHS Digital to minimise the chance of submission failure and the need for resubmissions. 

Data checks for the data validation tool

Data checks for the data validation tool XLSX, 46.8 KB

Sets out the data validations that will be performed in the data validation tool.

Format and structure of the CSV files

These files demonstrate the format and structure of the CSV files for the data quality tool, providing additional information to support the construction of the CSV files. 

Format and structure of the XML files

These files demonstrate the format and structure of the XML files for the data validation tool and submission to NHS Digital, providing additional information to support the construction of the XML files. These are targeted at software suppliers. 

Schema base elements

Schema based elements 2, 17.8 KB

This file sets out the valid data field values for the XML files which will be submitted to NHS Digital. This file is targeted at software suppliers for inclusion in their solution (where the decision is taken to produce the XML files directly).

Structure of XML files for submission to NHS Digital

These files set out the structure for the XML files which will be submitted to NHS Digital. These files are targeted at software suppliers for inclusion in their solution (where the decision is taken to produce the XML files directly). 

Submission file specification

Submission file specification XLSX, 64.2 KB

This file sets out the data fields required for the four xml files which are require by NHS Digital for this cost collection. It is recommended that these files are loaded into the data validation tool before files are submitted to NHS Digital.

Data validation tool file specification

Data validation tool file specification XLSX, 66.1 KB

This file sets outs the data fields required for the four CSV files which systems may create to be loaded into a data validation tool which NHS Improvement will provide in May/June. The data quality tool will create the XML files for providers to submit to NHS Digital based on the XML schemas.

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