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Reference costs collection Data Provision Notice

The reference costs collection collects costs from all NHS providers, the data collected is the average unit cost of providing a service.

Overview

The reference costs collection collects costs from all NHS providers, the data collected is the average unit cost of providing a service.  This data is collected, analysed, resubmitted where required, and then published in different formats. The data is published every year.

Read the reference costs collection Data Provision Notice.

Scope of the collection

  • Acute trusts
  • Mental health trusts
  • Community trusts
  • Ambulance trusts.

Legal basis for the collection

Section 259 of the Health and Social Care Act.

Collection

Ongoing.

Last edited: 6 June 2018 11:28 am