This discussion paper, co-authored by Monitor and NHS England, explores how the NHS payment system shapes NHS care and how it might be designed in the long term.
From 2014/15, NHS England and Monitor will have joint responsibility for the payment system for NHS funded care, as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
This paper presents for discussion thoughts on:
- setting objectives for the NHS payment system
- designing the payment system
- strengthening the foundations of the payment system, and
- exploring design options.