Bitesize course / How NHS services are paid for

Examine how funding flows through the NHS and how the prices paid for services are determined

6 hours Intermediate
6 CPD hours

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This course looks at how providers of NHS services in the UK are reimbursed for the services they deliver. This course looks at the development of the payment mechanism and how it works in practice. Once completed you will understand the strengths and weaknesses of funding flows within local health economies and identify areas where this might be improved.

This course is suitable for budget and operational managers, clinical staff, finance staff, staff new to the NHS, and primary care staff.


  • The role of the payment mechanism
  • How the payment mechanism has evolved
  • Why the payment mechanism has evolved

What's included?

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Access to your course online for 12 months

6 hours of accredited CPD

Certificate of completion

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