Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set Overview

Introduction

The Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set is used to standardise the method of reporting cost information at PATIENT level. All designated NHS Health Care Providers of acute activity are required to submit Patient Level Information Costing data.

The Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set is used to:

Data Extract Specification

Description

NHS England and NHS Improvement has mandated designated NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts to record and report:

Reporting is required at the end of each financial year, consistent with the methodologies and submission processes in the Approved Costing Guidance. This only includes those NHS Health Care Providers noted in the Costing Mandation Timetable and does not include non-NHS Health Care Providers.

Time

The data is collected annually. It must be submitted in accordance with the timetable set out by NHS England and NHS Improvement in the National Cost Collection Guidance (part of the Approved Costing Guidance).

Format

The data should be submitted in an XML file, created by NHS England and NHS Improvement's Data Validation Tool (DVT). Information on how to access and use this tool is included in the National Cost Collection Guidance (part of the Approved Costing Guidance).

Transmission

Patient Level Information Costing data will be submitted to NHS Digital using Secure Electronic File Transfer (SEFT). Secure Electronic File Transfer (SEFT) can only be accessed by registered and approved users and NHS England and NHS Improvement will invite relevant people to register for the service and provide details of the log in process.

Mandation

The Mandation column indicates the recommendation for the inclusion of data.

Data Set Constraints

For guidance on the Data Set constraints, see the:

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