Patient-level information and costing systems (PLICS) work in tandem with Service Line Reporting (SLR) and refer to NHS costing methods that use the specific interactions a patient has and the events related to their care. This sits in contrast with some historic methods that simply use averages and apportionments – offering less accuracy. Ultimately, PLICS is about activity-based reporting, and accuracy. The NHS Costing Transformation Programme is currently mandating PLICS across all providers.
Our PLICS experience (and non-PLICS costing systems too) is extensive, and our team over 20 years has worked in and with all types of provider (including social care) and most of the PLICS software options. We have supported a number of NHS and non NHS organisations both in the UK and overseas with planning, developing and implementing PLICS.
Our services include providing:
We can also provide a managed service solution for you, covering for staff temporarily or using a mixture of on and off-site working to manage your costing process for you permanently.
The benefits of our solutions are that:
Our team have supported many NHS organisations with planning and developing PLiCS plus outside the NHS we have supported Mount Carmel Hospital in Dublin, States of Guernsey Health & Social Services, Isle of Man Department of Health and the States of Jersey Health & Social Services. The latter is a full PLICS implementation across health and social care.
We have supported with the procurement of a number of commercial software solutions but also with designing and developing stand alone hospital systems.