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Mental health payment systems, formerly known as Payment by Results (PbR), aim to provide a transparent, rules-based system for paying mental health service providers. It is intended to reward efficiency, support patient choice and diversity. Payment is intended to be linked to activity and adjusted for casemix to ensure a fair and consistent basis for provider funding rather than relying on historic budgets and the negotiating skills of individual managers. Read a knowledge summary which provides a useful introduction to mental health payment systems.

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NHS Data Model and Dictionary NHS Data Model and Dictionary

The NHS Data Model and Dictionary provides a reference point for assured information standards to support health care activities within the NHS in England. It has been developed for everyone who is actively involved in the collection of data and the management of information in the NHS. Read more »