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Patient-Level Information and Costing Systems

Two information standards for patient-level costing, to provide a consistent approach to reporting cost information at patient level.

About these information standards

These information standards support the implementation of NHS England and NHS Improvement's Patient Costing Transformation programme which is intended to deliver:

  • better benchmarking of costs and patient pathways, enabling a reduction in unwarranted variation
  • better understanding of patient pathways, supporting the introduction of more effective care models
  • an improvement in accuracy of the national tariff and local prices, helping to strengthen efficiency incentives.

The information standards mandate providers of acute, ambulance, mental health, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and community services within England to submit patient-level activity and financial data to NHS Digital, acting on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement.

For the 2021-2022 financial year, 2 standards have been approved:

  • DAPB4001 Ambulance
  • DAPB4000 Integrated
    • covering acute, mental health, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and community services.

These information standards are published under section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.  An Information Standards Notice for each standard (see below) provides an overview of scope and implementation timescales, and the other documents provide further detail for those who have to implement the information standards.

In the event of issues or questions about any of these standards, please contact the developers at NHS England and NHS Improvement: costing@england.nhs.uk


Current releases

DAPB4001 Ambulance

Release date 28 June 2022
Release number Amd 21/2022
Key documents

 

Further information

Approved Costing Guidance (ACG) on the NHS England and NHS Improvement website.

Guidance on the PLICS data collection on the NHS Digital website

 

DAPB4000 Integrated

Release date 28 June 2022 
Release number Amd 20/2022
Key documents

 

Further information

Approved Costing Guidance (ACG) on the NHS England and NHS Improvement website.

Guidance on the PLICS data collection on the NHS Digital website


Previous releases

DAPB4001 Ambulance

 

DCB2123-02 Ambulance

 

DAPB4000 Integrated

 

DCB2123 Acute

 

DCB2123-03 Mental Health 

 

DCB2123-04 Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)


Updates

7 October 2021: Version 1.1 of the Information Standards Notices for both Ambulance (Amd 17/2021) and Integrated (Amd 15/2021) have been issued to note a change to the submission window which will now close on 26 November 2021 (extended from 29 October 2021).

Last edited: 28 June 2022 1:39 pm