Mandating patient-level costing for community health services

Closed 28 Jun 2019

Opened 28 May 2019


As part of our drive towards a single national cost collection, we are currently considering the mandation of patient-level costing (known as PLICS) for community health services.

This survey is for all providers (NHS and other) regardless of the main service you provide. We want your feedback on:

  • potential benefits and risks of implementing patient-level costing for community services
  • costs of implementing patient-level costing.

As with previous impact assessments of mandating patient-level costing in other sectors, the survey is confidential. We would be really grateful if you could provide as much detail as you can around the plan to mandate patient-level costing from 2020/21 and cease collection of reference costs for community health services from 2019/20.

In addition to the survey, we will also be meeting with NHS trusts who would like to provide more in-depth information.

If you have any questions or would like to be involved at a more detailed level, please contact Donna Pannell