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Patient Level Costing Information Systems Data - Mental Health Trusts (Pilot) 2017

A further Mandatory Request from NHS Improvement (Monitor) requesting that NHS Digital continues to establish and operate a system for the collection and analysis of Patient Level Costing Information Systems (PLICS) data.

In accordance with the Health and Care Act 2022 and the Health and Care Act 2022 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional and Saving Provision) Regulations 2022, as of 1 July 2022 Monitor (NHS Improvement) is abolished.

All mandatory requests from Monitor (NHS Improvement) are to be treated as a direction by NHS England to NHS Digital under section 254 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.


NHS Improvement, working with NHS England, is responsible for developing, publicising and enforcing the national tariff, which sets out the price payable by commissioners for NHS services. NHS Improvement is also responsible for licensing providers of NHS services.

This builds on the pilot system request undertaken by NHS Digital that concluded in October 2016. Volunteer provider trusts who have agreed to participate in this second data collection exercise are listed in Annex B of the Mandatory Request.

Learn more about the Mandatory Request

Last edited: 5 July 2022 3:38 pm