Annual refresh: costings and opportunities data update with 2019/20 data

Major updates

As part of our 2019/20 update, we have moved to using the annual Patient Level Information and Costs (PLICS) data rather than Reference Costs. A significant proportion of Model Health System metrics, including all Weighted Activity Units (WAU) metrics, use PLICS data. We released 2019/20 data for these metrics on 20 April 2021.

This article tells you which compartments have been updated and how trusts that have recently formed through mergers or acquisitions have been handled.

Compartments that have been updated with 2019/20 PLICS data

  • Opportunity Scanner
  • Acute Hospital Services
  • Workforce compartments: Nursing & Midwifery, Doctors, Allied Health Professionals

Staff cost per WAU metrics are calculated based on PLICS data rather than Annual Accounts and ESR-based estimates. Please review the metadata for the methodology.

Merged trusts and exceptions

Following the refresh, the three trusts below do not have refreshed 2019/20 data. These trusts went through formal mergers or acquisitions during 2019/20 and, therefore, have become part of other trusts within the Model Health System. PLICS data for these trusts was submitted to the new merged entities for 2019/20:

  • City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (RLN) merged with South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust (RE9) to be South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (R0B)
  • Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (RNN) joined North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (RNL) merged to be North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (RNN)
  • Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust (RQ6) merged with the Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to form Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (REM)

Learn more about how newly-merged trusts are handled.

The following 8 PLICS-submitting providers do not have refreshed 2019/20 costings data, because their PLICS data for 2019/20 was judged of insufficient quality by the Costing team:

Org CodeTrust
RWEUNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF LEICESTER NHS TRUST
RJ2LEWISHAM AND GREENWICH NHS TRUST
RGNNORTH WEST ANGLIA NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
RA2ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
RBNST HELENS AND KNOWSLEY TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
RC9LUTON AND DUNSTABLE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
RN7DARTFORD AND GRAVESHAM NHS TRUST
RENTHE CLATTERBRIDGE CANCER CENTRE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

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