Regulating prices for NHS-funded care

NHS England and Monitor have taken on responsibility for the NHS payment system from the Department of Health, under rules set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Our long term aim is to develop a payment system that supports delivery of good quality care for patient in a sustainable way.

You can read more about the NHS payment system and why it is important here on the Monitor website.

As part of our work to develop the 2014/15 National Tariff Payment System, we engaged with commissioners and providers and the wider health sector on our proposals in June and July this year. We have used this valuable feedback to help shape our policies.

You can read about this early engagement work on the Monitor website: Our discussion paper: How can the NHS payment system do more for patients? and Our proposals for changes to the National Tariff.

Next steps: statutory consultation on the 2014/15 National Tariff Payment System

Monitor has now published The 2014/15 National Tariff Payment System: A Consultation Notice which sets out detailed proposals for the national tariff. The documents, published on 3 October, will be available for consultation until 31 October 2013.

For more details on the consultation process (including a Q&A on the consultation process and use of the survey form), and to read the consultation documents, see the Monitor website here.

We have also published the second in our series of leaflets which describes for patients how the NHS payment system works now and why it is being redesigned. The leaflet is available here – Towards an NHS payment system that does more for patients

Formal feedback on the 2014/15 National Tariff proposals must be submitted to Monitor – please see the information on the Monitor website here – under the ‘Consultation process’ and ‘How you can take part’ headings.

The NHS England pricing team can be contacted at england.paymentsystem@nhs.net

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