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 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.

2014/15 National Tariff Payment System

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:

  • by offering more freedom, to encourage the development of new service models;
  • by providing greater financial certainty to underpin effective planning; and
  • by maintaining incentives to provide care more efficiently.

Developing the NHS payment system – our programme for 2014

We invite commissioners, providers and all other interested parties in the sector to take part in shaping the development of payment policy proposals over the coming months. You can find out more in our publication How Monitor and NHS England are working to make the payment system do more for patients from 2015/16.

Click to see our 2014 programme for developing the NHS payment system