Department of Health publishes draft payment by results guidance

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David Flory, Deputy NHS Chief Executive, issued a letter today which provides information on plans for Payment by Results (PbR) in 2012-13. These plans include an expansion in the scope of PbR into areas such as adult mental health, and a further increase in the coverage of best practice tariffs. He also highlights the publication by the Department of Health of a draft of the mental health PbR guidance for 2012-13.

This draft guidance is intended for all NHS organisations providing mental health services in preparation for 2012-13 and all commissioners of mental health services, to test at an early stage whether we are giving providers and commissioners enough information to set the framework for their contractual discussions, based on the new currencies.

A final version of the PbR guidance will be published later this year.

Read David Flory’s letter

Read Payment by Results: Draft 2012-13 Mental Health Guidance

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André Tomlin is an Information Scientist with 20 years experience working in evidence-based healthcare. He's worked in the NHS, for Oxford University and since 2002 as Managing Director of Minervation Ltd, a consultancy company who do clever digital stuff for charities, universities and the public sector. Most recently André has been the driving force behind the Mental Elf and the National Elf Service; an innovative digital platform that helps professionals keep up to date with simple, clear and engaging summaries of evidence-based research. André is a Trustee at the Centre for Mental Health and an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London Division of Psychiatry. He lives in Bristol, surrounded by dogs, elflings and lots of woodland!

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