Costing mandation project


It is currently mandatory for NHS acute trusts to return annual reference cost submissions. We've launched this project to consider whether to mandate the submission of patient-level costing information.

Consultation launched

We have now launched our consultation on mandating patient-level costing for acute activity . However, we welcome feedback from other sectors. This will form part of our work to extend mandated patient-level cost returns to cover other sectors.

Help and support

If you have any queries on this project or costing in general please email


Mandating patient-level costing in acute providers

We ran a webinar to set out the process for mandating patient-level costs, along with a description of the proposals and how you can feed back to us. 

You can access a recording of the webinar here

Related content

Is there anything wrong with this page?

Help us improve this website

Do not include any personal, sensitive or confidential information.