Patient Level Costing Information Systems (PLICS) Mandatory Collections continued implementation

Closed 28 Apr 2021

Opened 29 Mar 2021

Overview

NHS Digital's PLICS data collections support the NHS England and NHS Improvement Costing Transformation programme.

We, NHS Digital (formally known as HSCIC) have received a mandatory request from Monitor (known as NHS Improvement) under sections 255(1), and 256(2)(a) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, to continue to develop and operate systems for the collection and analysis of PLICS data from providers of acute, mental health, IAPT and ambulance services.

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, we must consult with:

  • representatives of persons from whom any information will be collected
  • representatives of other persons who we consider are likely to use the information to which the mandatory request relates.

This document sets out that consultation. 

Find out more information about the PLICS collections  

Why we are consulting

Submission of PLICS data will be required from providers of acute, mental health, IAPT and ambulance services on an ongoing basis.

The data set due for collection in autumn 2021 is also planned to be revised.

Additional information for providers of acute, mental health and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services

The data planned to be collected in autumn 2021 is contained within Annex A; Section 1 of the Mandatory Request document and the Integrated Extract Specification.

Changes planned include:

  • the submission of PLICS data will cover more than main services.  Where services are provided as per Annex A, Section 1, trusts would be required to submit this PLICS data.
  • the data set specification for acute, mental health and IAPT providers is to be integrated.  The aim of this is to reduce the burden on costing practitioners in integrated trusts.  This means integrated trusts will only have to submit one reconciliation file for acute, mental health and IAPT services when submitting PLICS data to NHS Digital.
  • submission of paediatric admitted patient critical care and neonatal admitted patient critical care.
  • inclusion of the ‘PLEMI’ field in the mental health and IAPT data to be submitted.  This is to enable data linkage across PLICS data submitted by an organisation.
  • mental health providers would be required to submit the ‘Supplementary Information’ data.
  • transition from IAPT v1.5 to IAPT v2.0 technical output specification.

Additional information for providers of ambulance services

The data planned to be collected is contained within Annex A; Section 3 of the Mandatory Request document and the Ambulance extract specification

 

This consultation is aimed primarily at providers of acute, mental health, IAPT and ambulance services due to provide PLICS data, including the revised PLICS data set planned for collection from September 2021.

Other Information

This consultation may also be of interest to other stakeholders including potential users of the data.

Users are invited to complete the survey in the context of the above information.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Finance Managers
  • 111/999 Call Handlers
  • Acute Foundation Trusts
  • Ambulance Non Foundation Trusts
  • Ambulance Foundation Trusts
  • Mental Health Foundation Trusts
  • NHS England
  • Acute Care
  • Ambulance Services
  • Acute Non Foundation Trusts
  • Acute Foundation Trusts
  • Mental Health Non Foundation Trusts
  • Mental Health Foundation Trusts

Interests

  • Data Collections