Please note that the NHS Data Model and Dictionary content relating to the Patient Level Information Costing System data sets has not been updated for the financial year 2021-2022. Please refer to the Information Standards pages at: Patient Level Information and Costing Systems for the latest specifications.
The Patient Level Information Costing System Reconciliation Data Set is used to help establish the Patient Level Information Costing quantum from the final audited accounts, and outline material differences between ACTIVITY data sets and Patient Level Information Costing totals and is an integral part of the Patient Level Information Costing submission process.
All designated NHS Health Care Providers, NHS Trusts, Mental Health Services, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services and Ambulance Services are required to submit Patient Level Information Costing data.
The Patient Level Information Costing System Reconciliation Data Set is used to:
- inform new methods of pricing NHS SERVICES
- inform new approaches and other changes to the design of the currencies used to price NHS SERVICES
- contribute to NHS England's strategic objective of a single national cost collection
- inform the relationship between Health Care Provider characteristics and cost
- help NHS Trusts to maximise use of their resources and improve efficiencies, as required by the provider licence
- identify the relationship between PATIENT characteristics and cost
- support an approach to benchmarking for regulatory purposes.
The Mandation column indicates the recommendation for the inclusion of data.
- M = Mandatory: this data element is mandatory and the technical process (e.g. submission of the data set, production of output etc) cannot be completed without this data element being present
- R = Required: NHS business processes cannot be delivered without this data element
Data Set Constraints
For guidance on the Data Set constraints, see the PLICS Reconciliation Data Set Constraints.