We're working with providers to implement patient-level costing across the NHS. Resources, outputs and tools from cost collections – both PLICS and reference costs – to support you to use cost data are available in Using costing information to support better outcomes.
Latest news from the programme
Consultation on mandating patient-level costing in the ambulance sector
The consultation on mandating patient-level costing in the ambulance sector from 2019/20 is open until 1 October 2018.
Approved Costing Guidance 2018 - community and education and training standards now available
We have published costing standards for community services and for education and training costs as part of the Approved Costing Guidance for 2018. Standards for acute, mental health and ambulance services had already been published.
The guidance forms a co-ordinated approach to patient-level costing, the reference costs collection and the reference costs assurance programme. It includes:
- 17 October: Costing collections: data outputs and updates on pilots. Click here to register
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- 15 August: 2017/18 cost collections: resubmissions and data quality. Click here to view
- 20 June: Education and training standards. Click here to view
- 20 June: Costing community services: PLICS guidance. Click here to view
- 12 June: Acute cost collections - reference costs and PLICS. Click here to view
- 16 May: 'Talk to an early implementer' - mental health implementation and collection: building readiness. Click here to view
- 3 May: 'Talk to an early implementer' - acute implementation and collections: building readiness. Click here to view
- 21 March: Mental health and ambulance: Approved Costing Guidance and early implementer support explained. Click here to view
- 21 February: Approved Costing Guidance: publication and implementation support. Click here to view
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
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