Based on a two year data collection from sites covering both adults’ and children’s services, NHS England is developing a currency for palliative care which focuses on patient need. The aim of the work is to provide a transparent basis for palliative care commissioning.
In October 2014 the NHS England Pricing Team published the first draft of the palliative care currency for discussion. An open consultation was then held via the NHS England website, along with several regional events and webinars, to seek views on our initial proposals, to understand other issues that stakeholders felt might need to be considered or test, and to seek the further involvement of the sector with the ongoing development of the currency. The extensive feedback provided will be used to inform the ongoing work, and specific comments on the document itself have informed the revisions to this further publication.
Feedback on this revised draft is also welcomed. Please send any comments on the document or queries to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 23 of January 2015.