Patient Level Contract Monitoring (PLCM): User Guidance

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This document provides guidance for users of the PLCM including population guidance for individual data elements and answers to a number of frequently asked questions (FAQs).


The purpose of the Patient Level Contract Monitoring (PLCM) is to enable the interchange, in a uniform format, of monthly patient level contract monitoring data between commissioners and providers of healthcare. This will ensure that contract monitoring and reporting is consistent and comparable across all commissioning organisations and their footprints.