Last Friday, 2 February 2018, NHS Improvement published the results of their acute patient-level costing mandation consultation and the 2017/18 approved costing guidance.
The mandation project has concluded and NHS Improvement has decided to make it mandatory for trusts to make a PLICS return in 2019 (using 2018/19 data). Further details on the consultation can be found here: https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/costing-mandation-project/
The new approved costing guidance can be found here: https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/approved-costing-guidance/. The guidance contains the acute and ambulance standards, along with some of the supporting documents. Further documents and the mental health standards will follow shortly.
If you have any questions please contact Verity Hinde, Transformation & Engagement Manager at NHS Improvement on 0203 747 0747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.