NHS Improvement and NHS England concluded the 2017/19 National Tariff consultation on Tuesday 6 December. Many organisations and individuals responded to the consultation, and we would like to thank them all for their time and effort. We are now analysing the consultation responses in detail. However, we can already confirm that the objection thresholds for the tariff have not been met.
During the consultation, we also received feedback on tariff changes and allocations from some commissioners. These are currently being addressed by NHS England in a separate exercise.
We've now published the finalised tariff, which comes in to effect on 1 April 2017.
Implementing a two-year tariff
The main objective for the 2017 to 2019 national tariff is to support providers of NHS care and commissioners to deliver sustainable, high quality care.
In response to feedback from the NHS, we're proposing to set the tariff for two years: 2017/18 and 2018/19. We believe that setting a two-year tariff will give the sector greater certainty against which to plan and make the investment decisions necessary to delivertransformation to the service.
We've consulted on all aspects of the 2017/18 to 2018/19 national tariff. This page contains all of the documents relating to the consultation.
The statutory consultation notice, proposed 2017/19 National Tariff Payment System and glossary.
Information about the currencies and prices to use in 2017/18 to 2018/19 national tariff.
Assesses the likely impact of our proposals on providers, commissioners and patients.
Thank you for your feedback
This consultation closed at midnight on 6 December 2016 and we're considering all of the responses. Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to the consultation.
A summary of all the feedback received during the statutory consultation on the 2017/18 and 2018/19 national tariff.
Annexes to the consultation
Information about the engagement carried out in the development of the 2017/18 to 2018/19 national tariff.
Guidance on the process by which clinical commissioning groups and ‘relevant providers’ can object to the proposed method for determining national prices.
This contains the models used to set prices for the 2017/18 to 2018/19 national tariff.
A manual to help clinicians to accurately use the Mental Health Clustering Tool.
Further information and guidance on certain currencies for services with national prices.
Guidance on currencies specified in the 2017/18 to 2018/19 national tariff that do not have national prices.
Guidance to support the implementation of the best practice.
An explanatory guide to the market forces factor.
Non-statutory guidance for commissioners is provided as a supporting document to the ‘National variations to national prices’ section of the 2017/18 to 2018/19 national tariff.
Information about the technology and innovation tariff and the non-mandatory currencies and prices we propose to use in the 2017/18 to 2018/19 national tariff.
Provides stakeholders with information about the proposed method for calculating national prices for that year and to enable stakeholders to respond to those proposals.
Additional information about the innovation and technology tariff.
Material to help you submit feedback
We've produced Word versions of the consultation documents and the online survey to help you to develop your response.
This Zip file contains Words versions of the consultation documents, online survey, annexes and supporting documents.
This Zip file contains the whole consultation package in one easy to download file.
If you have any queries on the process please email email@example.com.
- Latest news on developing the 2017/18 to 2018/19 national tariff (and sign up for email updates)
- A tool to show how tariff prices change during our price modelling process
- Shared planning guidance for NHS trusts and foundation trusts
- Establishing a relationship between provider costs and national prices report
- Developing a capitated payment approach for mental health
- Developing an episodic payment approach for mental health
- Linking quality and outcomes measures to payment for mental health