Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) Ambulance Data Set
Data Provision Notice for the Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) data collection required to be submitted by designated Ambulance providers.
Overview of the collection
The information gathered from this collection will be used to enable NHS England and NHS Improvement's Costing Transformation Programme to more effectively perform its pricing and licensing functions under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It will:
inform the rules and guidance provided on the payment arrangements for ambulance services
inform any future proposals for the payment arrangements for ambulance services
inform new approaches and other changes to the design of the currencies used to price NHS services
contribute to NHS England and NHS Improvement’s strategic objective of a single national cost collection
inform the relationship between provider characteristics and cost
help trusts to maximise use of their resources and improve efficiencies, as required by the provider licence
identify the relationship between incident characteristics and cost
support an approach to benchmarking for regulatory purposes.
Under sections 255(1), and 256(2)(a) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, NHS Digital has received a Mandatory Request from Monitor (now known as NHS England and NHS Improvement).