NHS England is currently developing the “currency” for palliative care – essentially a way of grouping patients according to their needs and the likely cost of their care. The aim is to provide a transparent basis for palliative care commissioning.
From April 2015 a development currency will be available. This version of the currency will be tested further during 2015/16. It will not be mandatory and will have no associated prices.
A draft currency is planned for publication on 23 October to allow the palliative care community, including clinicians, commissioners and providers to help shape the development of the currency.
As well as being published for written comment, a series of engagement events are being planned in the autumn. These will take place in:
- London on 29 October
- Leeds on 5 November
- Manchester on 6 November
- Birmingham on 11 November
- Bristol on 12 November
If you would like to attend one of the events please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating which event you would like to attend, your name, organisation, job title and whether you are interested in adults’ or children’s services. At each event there will be parallel sessions on children’s and adults’ services.
NHS England will be seeking to accommodate as many organisations as possible, so where an event is oversubscribed there may be a waiting list for multiple applications from a single organisation.
For more information email email@example.com