Based on a two year data collection from sites covering both adults’ and children’s services, NHS England has produced a development 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. A second draft of the currency was published in December 2014 for further written comment. This document has been updated following these written comments. It is the final development currency and will be used as the basis for further testing in 2015/16.
View a copy of the Developing a new approach to palliative care funding document.