Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) Early Implementers Collection for Community Health Services and for Acute Services for trusts not mandated for PLICS for FY 2020/21 data

Closes 28 Sep 2021

Opened 14 Sep 2021

Overview

Consultation, September 2021

NHS Digital's PLICS data collections supports the 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 establish and operate such systems for the collection and analysis of information described in the “Requirements Specification for Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) Early Implementers Collection for Community Health Services and for Acute Services for trusts not mandated for PLICS for FY2020/21 data.”

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

• 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.

Why your views matter

This is a voluntary collection including new PLICS data being collected and organisations which have not submitted PLICS data to NHS Digital previously.

This voluntary collection of financial year 2020/2021 data is planned to test the collection and analysis of PLICS information from the early implementers that have agreed to participate as set out in the requirements specification (see link below under ‘Related').  The intention is this collection will inform future mandatory collections of PLICS data planned to take place from 2022 onwards.  

The data set planned for collection by NHS Digital in late Autumn 2021 is contained within Annex A Section 1 of the requirements specification (see link below under 'Related'). 

NHS England and NHS Improvement have also published an extract specification “CS_NHSD_Extract_Spec_2020-21_V1.1” and associated cost collection guidance for this collection via the Open Learning Platform (OLP). Should you require support accessing the OLP please contact costing@england.nhs.uk.

This collection of financial year 2020/2021 data is planned to take place in late Autumn 2021.

As this is an early implementer collection the data set is subject to potential change ahead of any future mandatory collection. 

This consultation is aimed primarily at the providers taking part in the voluntary collection planned for late Autumn 2021 and PLICS software suppliers.

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

Please note that you do not need to complete the whole survey in one go; answers can be saved and returned to later.

Give us your views

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • NHS care providers

Interests

  • Data Collections