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Prescribed Specialised Services (PSS) Tools

Download the latest version of the Tool, which is commissioned by NHS England Specialised Commissioning to apply their specification of the most current version of the identification rules.

Current products

Prescribed Specialised Services 2020/21 Operational Tool 

Download the Prescribed Specialised Services 2020/21 Operational Tool, along with supporting documentation, for use in the 2020/21 financial year.

This tool implements the NHS England Identification Rules that have been updated from the PSS 2020/21 Planning Tool and includes updates for trust mergers and updates to the underlying ICD105th (labels) and OPCS 4.9 classifications for use from April 1st 2020.

Users should refer to the NHS England guidance as to the commissioning arrangements that are in place at the current time (www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/03/20200317-NHS-COVID-letter-FINAL.pdf). During the COVID-19 outbreak adoption of block contracting arrangements are in place between March and July. Therefore, the use of the PSS 2020/21 Operational Tool supports reporting only during this time period. Further information is available by contacting england.boffice_speccom@nhs.net.

Prescribed Specialised Services 2020/21 Planning Tool 

Download the Prescribed Specialised Services 2020/21 Planning Tool, along with supporting documentation. This tool implements the NHS England Identification Rules that have been updated and are to be used to support the planning rounds for 2020/21. This PSP Tool will be superseded by the Prescribed Specialised Services (PSO) Operational Tool 2020/21, which will be published in March 2020, aligned with the release of the finalised HRG4+ Local Payment Grouper 2020/21.

Archived material

Visit our archive to view and download historical versions of the PS Tools and documentation. 

Last edited: 17 April 2020 11:21 am