2015/16

Key and important reference documents and links for 2015/16 for

can all be found here. In addition, an overview of HRG4+, the changes from its predecessor, HRG4, and the likely impact of its introduction are provided.

Five Year Forward View

The NHS Five Year Forward View sets out a vision for the future of the NHS. It provides advice and a collective view of how the health service needs to change over the next five years if it is to close the widening gaps in the health of the population, quality of care and the funding of services.

Five Year Forward View
TitleDescriptionType
Five Year Forward View This document sets out a vision for the future of the NHS
The Forward View into Action - Planning for 15/16 This document describes the approach for national and local organisations to make a start in 2015/16 towards fulfilling the vision set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View
Reforming the Payment System for NHS Services Describes how payment approaches will be developed to support the five year forward view vision
CCG Indicator Set 2015/16 Lists all of the CCG Outcome Indicators for 2015/16
CCG Funding Allocations Details the CCG funding allocations for 2015/16

Information Last Updated: 7th April 2015

National Tariff Payment System

Documentation for the 2015/16 Extended Tariff Option (ETO) can be found below, with additional documentation at National Tariff Payment System 2015/16. It should be noted that not all providers will be using the 2015/16 ETO.

National Tariff Payment System
TitleDescriptionType
National Tariff Payment System 2015/16 Provides information to support the implementation and operation of the ETO in 2015/16
ETO 2015/16 The ETO for 2015/16
ETO 2015/16 Providers Lists the providers who will be using the 2015/16 ETO

Information Last Updated: 7th April 2015

HRG Grouping Software

The HRG 2015/16 Local Payment Grouper alongside the key changes in 2015/16. Additional documentation can be found at HRG4 2015/16 Local Payment Grouper

HRG Grouping Software
TitleDescriptionType
HRG4 2015/16 Local Payment Grouper The grouper software that should be used to group data and derive HRGs, support data quality, conduct what-if-modelling, and assess local reimbursement that will be received under the ETO for the 2015/16 year
Grouper Changes 2015/16 Provides a summary of the changes made since the HRG4 2014/15 Local Payment Grouper

Information Last Updated: 7th April 2015

Contract Management

The NHS Standard Contract for 2015/16 alongside the service and general conditions can be found below. For additional and supporting information go to NHS Standard Contract

Contract Management
TitleDescriptionType
NHS Standard Contract 2015/16 The NHS Standard Contract for 2015/16
Service Conditions 2015/16 The service conditions 2015/16 relating to the standard contract
General Conditions 2015/16 The general conditions 2015/16 relating to the standard contract

Information Last Updated: 7th April 2015

Prescribed Specialised Services

The 2015/16 Identification Rules and the Identification Tool (developed by the National Casemix Office) have not yet been published.

Prescribed Specialised Services
TitleDescriptionType
Commissioning Intentions Commissioning intentions for prescribed specialised services for 2015/16

Information Last Updated: 7th April 2015

Secondary Uses Service

Details of SUS National Tariff reference documents for 2015/16. Latest news and further guidance can be found at SUS

Secondary Uses Services
TitleDescriptionType
SUS 15/16 National Tariff Submission Timetable Timetable highlighting SUS 2015/16 national tariff data submissions
SUS 15/16 R15 User Release Note The SUS R15 User release note
SUS 15/16 PbR Extract Specification Data specifications for SUS R15 PbR Extracts

Information Last Updated: 7th April 2015

Documents above are sourced from the DH, HSCIC and NHS England and information is published under the Open Government Licence