Our long term aim is to develop a payment system that supports delivery of good quality care for patients in a sustainable way.
You can read more about the NHS payment system and why it is important here.
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 here and here.
We've now published the 2014/15 National Tariff Payment System and its supporting documents, which follow a formal consultation with the sector in autumn 2013. The documents are designed to help commissioners and providers address the strategic challenges facing NHS care in their localities in three ways: