Annual refresh: costings & opportunities data update with 2018/19 data

Costings and opportunities data update with 2018/19 data, including Weighted Activity Unit (WAU) metrics

A significant proportion of Model Hospital metrics, including all WAU metrics, use the annual Patient Level Information and Costs (PLICS) data that are published by NHS Improvement annually. We released 2018/19 data on the Model Hospital on 10th February 2020.

This article tells you which compartments have been updated with the 2018/19 PLICS data, and how trusts that have recently formed through mergers or acquisitions have been handled.


Compartments that have been updated with 2018/19 PLICS data

  • Operational Productivity
  • Opportunity Scanner
  • All Clinical Service Lines
  • Workforce compartments: Nursing & Midwifery, Doctors, Allied Health Professionals
  • Estates & Facilities
  • Finance & Use of Resources
As part of the 2018/19 PLICS data refresh, staff cost per WAUs are now calculated based on PLICS data rather than Annual Accounts & ESR-based estimates, please review the metadata for the revised methodology. 


Merged trusts and exceptions 


Following the refresh, the five trusts below do not have refreshed 2018/19 data. These trusts went through formal mergers or acquisitions during 2018/19 and therefore have become part of other trusts within the Model Hospital. PLICS data for these trusts was submitted to the new merged entities for 2018/19:
  • Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust (R1E) is now part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (RRE)
  • Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust (RGQ) is now part of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust (RDE)
  • Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RJF) is now part of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (RTG)
  • Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (RR1) is now part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (RRK)
  • Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust (RY1) is now part of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust (RW4)

The two trusts below do not have refreshed 2018/19 costings data, because they have not submitted PLICS data for 2018/19:
  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust (RMC)
  • University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (RTG)

  Learn more about how newly-merged trusts are handled



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