Market forces factor - proposed updates

Closed 29 Oct 2018

Opened 9 Oct 2018


The market forces factor (MFF) estimates the unavoidable cost differences between healthcare providers. Each NHS provider is assigned an individual MFF value. MFF values are used to adjust national prices and commissioner allocations.

We are proposing a new set of MFF values from 2019/20. These would be based on the most up-to-date data available and some changes to the methodology.

The proposed changes to data and method are set out in the document Market forces factor review and proposed updates. Please read the document before answering this survey.

The deadline for feedback is 5 pm on Monday 29 October 2018.

We are also seeking feedback on other proposals for the 2019 national tariff through a separate online survey.