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.
We have been working over the last year to produce the 2014/15 national tariff and we have now published:
The 2014/15 National Tariff Payment System: A Consultation Notice which sets out our detailed proposals for the national tariff. We published the consultation notice and supporting documents on 3 October 2013, and the Impact Assessment on 7 October 2013. The consultation period was extended to close at the end of the day on 4 November 2013.
Our proposals for the payment system in 2014/15, presented in this consultation document, are designed to help commissioners and providers over the coming year address the strategic challenges facing NHS care in their localities in three ways:
For more details on the consultation process (including a Q&A on the consultation process and the consultation response form), and to read the consultation documents, see the 2014/15 National Tariff Payment System: A Consultation Notice.