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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 2021/22 Operational Tool

Download the Prescribed Specialised Services 2021/22 Operational Tool, along with supporting documentation, for use in the 2021/22 financial year.

This tool implements the NHS England Identification Rules that have been updated from the PSS 2020/21 Operational Tool and includes updates for trust mergers and updates to the underlying ICD105thclassification, as well as updates to include new TFC’s and MSC’s. Users should refer to the NHS England guidance as to the commissioning arrangements that are in place at the current time. Further information is available by contacting england.boffice_speccom@nhs.net.

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.


Archived material

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

Last edited: 24 March 2021 11:22 am