NHS providers submit costs annually. These costs are used to inform a number of work streams including the PLICS portal, the Model Hospital, the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme and national tariff prices. They are a key source of information about the cost of NHS services.
2018/19 National Cost Collection data
We have produced a short document of highlights and analysis and a guide to using the National Cost Collection data.
The cost data is then presented in four ways:
- the national schedules of NHS costs
- the National Cost Collection Index (NCCI)
- the reconciliation statement
- a database of source data
Introduction and data spreadsheets
This document shows highlights, analysis and an introduction to the 2018/19 data.
The main schedule, showing data for the whole range of services provided by provider, including admitted patient care on a finished consultant episode (FCE) basis.
The National Cost Collection index (NCCI) is a measure of the relative cost difference between NHS providers.
A more granular view of the National Cost Collection index by department and service code.
Shows the adjustments made to get from provider audited financial accounts to their total reference costs.
2018/19 National Cost Collection data files
Cost data is held in large csv files and should be accessed using MS Access or other database software. Data at sub-national level is reported using NHS Digital’s Data Disclosure rules. Therefore where the activity count is less than 8 the actual figure has been replaced with a ‘*’. Users of the data will still be able to calculate a full national quantum of costs from the files published.
This document gives advice on how to use the data contained in the three zip files below.
Unadjusted data as submitted by NHS providers in England.
Market forces factor (MFF) adjusted data.
Remaining organisational source level data and reference cost survey responses
Archived reference costs
Please see the page Archived Reference Costs to view the reference costs for the financial years 2017/18 and 2016/17, along with a link to earlier cost collections on the Department of Health website.
Help and support
If you have any queries on this project or costing in general please email to firstname.lastname@example.org