National tariff 17-19: consultation response
NHS Providers welcomes many of the proposals NHSI has put forward as part of the national tariff for 2017-19. Compared to previous years there has been a move towards a more achievable efficiency factor and support for a more stable and longer-term planning cycle. However, our response also notes that the national tariff proposals will have a significant impact on many individual NHS providers, and this must be taken into account more effectively so these individual providers are not significantly destabilised over the next two years.
We also note more broadly that the national tariff does not operate in isolation and can not in of itself identify or meet all the cost pressures NHS providers face – for this reason we would argue that the cumulative impact of cost pressures on providers must be more effectively understood and included in wider financial and regulatory interventions such as the control total process.
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