Mandating patient-level costing in the mental health sector

Closed 11 Jan 2019

Opened 30 Nov 2018


We are consulting on proposed changes to the requirements on NHS foundation trusts and NHS trusts who provide mental health services to record and report the costs of mental health activity.

We propose that from 2019/20 the costs should be recorded and reported at a patient level, in line with the methodologies and approaches in the Healthcare Costing Standards for England. The changes would apply from the 2019/20 financial year, with the first mandated collection in 2020.

We have published a document, and an impact assessment, describing our proposals. These are available on the NHS Improvement website. Please read the documents carefully before submitting your response.