Developing the national tariff

Updates on the development of the NHS payment system, including news on payment systems in development, the current national tariff payment system and supporting information, and access to past tariffs.

Latest news

Webinars on potential policies for 2020 national tariff

In addition to the engagement workshops, described below, we have run a series of webinars to set out policies where we are considering proposals for the next national tariff, due to come into effect in April 2020. A recording of each webinar is now available to view. Slidepacks and feedback forms are also available to download from the webinar platform. The recordings are available here:

Workshops to discuss policy proposals for 2020 national tariff

From 2-17 September we held a series of workshops to discuss policy proposals for the 2020 national tariff, as well as longer-term payment system developments. Very many thanks to everyone who took the time to attend.

Local variations published

We have published the local variations that have been submitted to date, using the simplified local variations template

Commissioners should submit completed templates by 30 June 2019 or within 30 days of agreement being reached.

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Current payment system, guidance and support

Access to past national tariffs

The national tariff payment system replaced the previous Payment by Results system from 2014/15. Below you can download all formal documents and policies from each previous tariff year. All consultation and other supporting documents are also available, please contact pricing@improvement.nhs.uk if you wish to access any of these.

National tariff 2016/17: documents and policies ZIP, 20.6 MB

National tariff 2016/17: documents and policies

National tariff 2015/16: documents and policies ZIP, 30.9 MB

National tariff 2015/16: documents and policies

National tariff 2014/15: documents and policies ZIP, 9.3 MB

National tariff 2014/15: documents and policies

Contact us

If you have any questions on any aspect of the tariff please email pricing@improvement.nhs.uk.

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