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Event / Introduction to NHS costing - Sept 2024

10:00, 19 September 2024 Half day Online

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About this event

The day will cover why we cost and the costing process. You will hear about the National Cost Collection, the importance of accurate costing information to the wider NHS and how cost data can be used to inform decision making and improve patient care.

This event is for those that will benefit from an overview of costing in the NHS or those new to costing.


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Sep 19

    The chair will welcome attendees and explain the format for the event.

    Hayley Ringrose  / Senior policy manager HFMA

    Collecting, analysing and understanding the cost of NHS patient care is vitally important in making decisions about how to manage and deliver sustainable high-quality services. This session will introduce the key concepts of patient-level costing, including:
    What is costing
    Why costing is important
    Why we collect costing information
    The role of a costing practitioner

    Fiona Boyle  / HFMA policy manager


    Costing in the NHS has changed significantly over recent years. In this session you will hear about the evolution from reference costs to the Costing Transformation Programme, the development of the costing standards, the National Cost Collection and the move to patient-level costing.

    Jack Hardman   / Head of costing , NHS England

    Reporting accurate cost information into a national database isn’t the only reason to collect patient-level data, and increasingly is not even the main reason. Organisations with Patient-Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) are now starting to analyse and interpret their data locally to make important decisions about their services. This session will look at how organisations can use costing information to help make improvements to patient care.

    Sarah Cooper   / Lead costing accountant , North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

    A look back at the learning from the day and the actions to take back to your organisation.

    Hayley Ringrose  / Senior policy manager HFMA

Delegate feedback

All speakers were very good and provided insights in to Patient Level Costing and available resources which Trusts can access.
January 2024
I liked [all the presentations] and they flowed together really well.
January 2024
Brilliantly put together presentations and informative display of knowledge.
January 2024
Plenty of practical examples and advice.
September 2023
Overall a fantastic day, thoroughly enjoyed the speakers, a really valuable course to attend.
September 2023
Being new in role ... with no experience of working in Finance, I was very impressed with how easy it was to follow the presentations.
January 2023
Very informative and eye opening on how the system differs trust to trust.
January 2023
I have to say all speakers were engaging with relaxed styles and all were experts in their subjects.
January 2023

Refund policy

  • 80% up to two weeks before the first day of the event
  • 50% refund between two weeks and two days before the first day of the event
  • No refund where cancellation is received with less than two days’ notice
  • Tickets can be substituted up until the day prior to the event start, to allow a colleague to attend in place of the original registrant.
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