PLICS - the Leeds way
The lead authors were Rachel Mayman, independent consultant and Catherine Mitchell, HFMA Head of Healthcare Costing for Value Institute
06 September 2018
Costing has a major role to play in supporting the delivery of high quality sustainable services across the NHS. NHS organisations need robust and detailed cost data to support them to meet the major financial challenges they face, allowing them to understand their service costs, reduce unwarranted variation and develop new models of care.
The implementation and use of patient-level costing is anticipated to be a challenge for many NHS trusts. In addition, there needs to be a new focus on the engagement of clinicians and operational managers to ensure costing and activity data is used to drive improvements in patient care.
This case study ‘PLICS – the Leeds way’ provides trusts in all sectors with practical ideas of how to meet these challenges. The trust has shown that in a relatively short period of time, it is possible to significantly improve costing and support clinicians to use costing data for service redesign.