Consultation outcome

Minimum software requirements for the costing of NHS services in England

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

We have revised the costing software requirements in response to the feedback received during the consultation, and also to make them consistent with the costing standards that we have been simultaneously developing.

Feedback received

Summary of consultation responses

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Original consultation

Summary

Sets out the software functionality needed to support the costing of NHS services in England.

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Consultation description

We have drafted a set of minimum software requirements outlining the functionality needed to support the new costing methodology being developed as part of Monitor’s Costing Transformation Programme (CTP). The CTP aims to improve the quality of cost information in the NHS, with patient-level costing and a single national annual cost collection.

The minimum software requirements will support:

  • costing practitioners when procuring and implementing costing software, and reviewing software updates
  • software suppliers in developing their software

We are very keen to hear your views on the minimum software requirements by completing our online response form by 5pm, Friday 27 November 2015.

Next steps

We will consider all responses to the consultation and assess whether the draft minimum software requirements support the costing methodology defined by the costing standards, before publishing revised minimum software requirements in March 2016.

Between April and June 2016, Monitor will work with roadmap partners, software suppliers and early implementers to implement the costing standards and minimum software requirements locally. A development cost collection will take place in September 2016 for roadmap partners and early implementers to test the standards and minimum software requirements.

Documents

Consultation: Minimum software requirements for the costing of NHS services in England

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Minimum software requirements: test plan

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Published 30 October 2015
Last updated 11 April 2016 + show all updates
  1. Published a revised version of the costing software requirements and also a summary of consultation responses.
  2. We've extended the consultation to 27 November 2015.
  3. First published.