Unify2 is the Department of Health’s corporate data collection system, used to collect reference costs. As well as collection materials, it also includes a discussion forum in which NHS costing practitioners can seek advice from others. An N3 connection (NHS staff only), user account and password are required.
Governance and review
An advisory group of NHS costing professionals and other partners supports improvements to the reference costs process. In 2010, the department, in partnership with the Audit Commission, published findings from a joint review of reference costs as well as the department’s proposed response.