Objection mechanism to the pricing method for NHS services

Closed 11 Sep 2015

Opened 13 Aug 2015

Results Updated 30 Oct 2015

The Government response published on 29 October 2015 sets out how the views expressed during consultation have been considered. It includes a summary of those views.

Tables of responses to each question, by type of respondent, are available below.




This consultation is about proposals to revise the objection mechanism to the pricing method for NHS services in England, which applies when proposals for the national tariff are published for consultation.


The Health and Social Care Act 2012 (the Act) introduced a new independent, transparent and fair pricing system that requires Monitor and NHS England to collaborate to set prices and further develop new payment models across different services. Monitor is required to consult on proposals for the national tariff.  https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/the-nhs-payment-system-regulating-prices-for-nhs-funded-healthcare The Act makes provision about when certain percentage levels of objection are received from commissioners or providers, when certain actions are required, and the relevant threshold levels for objections are prescribed by regulations.


This consultation is about revising the objection thresholds that were prescribed by regulations made in 2013.


The Department seeks views and comments on these proposals.




Why We Are Consulting

The Department of Health seeks views and comments on these proposals. 



What Happens Next

The Department of Health will analyse the views given during consultation and publish a response in due course. 



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  • Directors of Adult Social Care Services
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