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NHS Improvement’s Mandatory Request to NHS Digital – Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) ambulance, PLICS mental health and PLICS Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) for financial year 2019/2020 data
A Mandatory Request from NHS Improvement requesting that NHS Digital continues to establish and operate a system for the collection and analysis of Patient Level Costing Information Systems (PLICS) data from ambulance, mental health and IAPT providers.
Understanding how providers spend money is essential in tackling short-term deficits; supporting the development of new models of care and reducing the variation in resource utilisation. By introducing a standardised method of reporting cost information at patient level this can be rectified. This is known as Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS).
NHS Digital is requested to establish and operate a system for the collection and analysis of PLICS data, from up to 10 ambulance providers, 46 mental health providers and 46 IAPT providers. Further information is provided within the Annexes.
Sections 255(1), 256(1)(a) and 256(2)(a) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.