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

High cost drugs and devices nominations

A number of high cost drugs and devices are paid for separately from the national tariff price for the related service. These drugs and devices appear on a high cost list which is part of the national tariff. NHS England has published a survey for anyone to use to nominate drugs and devices to be added to, or removed from, the high cost lists for the next national tariff, due to take effect in April 2020. The closing date for nominations is 31 May 2019.

Give feedback on the development of the 2019/20 tariff

We are keen to understand stakeholders’ experience of the development of the 2019/20 tariff, and where there are opportunities to make improvements. 

This survey asks for your feedback on engagement with proposals, the organisation-level impact analysis reports and the final published tariff. It will be open until 3 May 2019.

2019/20 tariff takes effect

The 2019/20 National Tariff Payment System has been published and takes effect from 1 April 2019. We have also updated the templates to be used for locally determined prices.

Sign up for national tariff updates

If you'd like to be notified when we publish new information on the national tariff, please sign up for our email updates.

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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