Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) Mental Health and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) for Financial Year 2019/2020 data

Closed 9 Sep 2020

Opened 24 Aug 2020


NHS Digital's PLICS data collections support 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), 256(1)(a) and 256(2)(a) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, to establish and operate a system for the collection and analysis of PLICS data from Ambulance, Mental Health and IAPT providers for Financial Year 2019/2020 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 in respect of the PLICS Mental Health and PLICS IAPT data. 

Why your views matter

Financial year 2019/2020 data is the first year in which patient-level costs are mandated for the Mental Health sector - see

The datasets planned to be collected by NHS Digital are contained within Annex C for Mental Health providers and Annex E for IAPT providers of the draft Mandatory Request (see link below under 'Related').

These include changes following previous pilot collections of PLICS Mental Health and PLICS IAPT data by NHS Digital.  The changes include new fields to be collected. 

The collection of Financial year 2019/2020 data is planned to take place in January 2021. 

This consultation is aimed primarily at Mental Health Trusts and providers of IAPT services who are due to provide the PLICS data.                    

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

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


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  • Managers
  • Finance Managers
  • Information providers
  • NHS England
  • Mental Health Non Foundation Trusts
  • Mental Health Foundation Trusts


  • Data Collections