NHS South East Coast
We are pleased to be facilitating the NHS South East Coast Sexual Health Tariff Road Test.
Sexual health tariffs have been developed in London that cover all aspects of sexual and reproductive health. The Tariff represents a more transparent, outcome-focussed payment mechanism than current funding arrangements. It is anticipated that tariffs will drive the modernisation and integration of sexual health services and deliver efficiencies in service provision.
The aims of the road test are
- To raise awareness about the sexual health tariffs
- To assess the pathways, currencies and tariff dataset
- To test the ease of data collection and processing
- To understand the financial impact of introducing the tariffs
Following the launch of the road test last week, we held a workshop for commissioners and finance leads in the Sussex cluster on 8 March. The workshop provided background information on how the tariffs have been developed and covered how commissioners should allocate the current costs of service provision in readiness for the financial impact assessment.
Commissioners need to return a summary of their current spend on sexual health services (excluding primary care). It was agreed that for the purpose of the road test the cost of PEPSE drugs would be excluded.
The workshop slides, current spend template and a checklist of actions can all be downloaded below.
Stakeholder Forum to launch the road test in South East Coast region on Thursday 1st March.
The launch took place in the morning and was followed by a workshop for providers of sexual health services in the afternoon. The aim of the launch event was to:
- - to explain the road test, what you will need to do locally and what the potential benefits are
- - to provide background information on how the tariffs have been developed
- - explain how the tariffs work in practice
All participating PCTs were invited to bring a team to the day. The teams were made up of a combination sexual health commissioners and providers
The afternoon workshop for providers went into more details about how the tariff data is collected and processed, what local codes you will need and what to do with the data once you have it.
A further workshop for commissioners is planned for Thursday 8 March (morning). At this workshop we will discuss the financial impact assessment and what you need to do locally to confirm your current expenditure.
Presentation from all sessions can be downloaded below.