Transforming patient-level costing in the NHS

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Our costing transformation programme will improve the quality of costing information in the NHS, with patient-level costing (PLICS) and a single annual cost collection. This will support providers to deliver better, more efficient outcomes.

Latest news from the programme

Join your local Costing Regional Forum

Costing Regional Forums bring together trust decision makers to share good practice in using costing information to support decisions. Whether you are in a finance, operational or clinical role, join us to learn more about how to make the most of your costing information.  

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Consulation on mandating patient-level costing

Our consultation document on mandating patient-level costing for acute activity sets out our proposals and lets you submit your feedback. 


Our aim

By 2020, we'll deliver cost information that more accurately reflects a patient's treatment and is produced consistently across all licensed healthcare providers. Understanding the cost of patient care will help providers to improve the efficiency of their services.

About the programme

To support the sustainable delivery of high quality patient care as outlined in the Five Year Forward View, providers need to fully understand their current models of care and what the impact would be of moving to a new way of delivering services.

Cost is an important factor in evaluating how effectively and efficiently you're delivering care to patients. Having accurate, consistent, patient-level cost information will help you to:

  • make the best possible use of resources
  • evaluate clinical practice
  • compare different ways of working
We previously consulted on our proposals to improve the costing of NHS services. The response was supportive of the move to patient-level costing with a single cost collections across all care settings.

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Contact us

Please email any questions, feedback or suggestions to costing@improvement.nhs.uk.

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