Tariff Local Codes

From 1 April 2015, with the implementation of GUMCADv2 and the SRHAD update, local codes are no longer necessary.

One of the key benefits in implementing a tariff was the need for better and more reliable commissioning data based on the statutory returns service providers are required to make to the HPA and DH Information Centre known as GUMCAD and SRHAD respectively. By supplementing these returns with a limited number of Tariff ‘Local Codes’ it is possible to identify nearly all the care activity delivered by service providers (that care not identified was accounted for in the Currency factor described earlier). The ‘Local Codes’ were developed by the Data Management Working Group and de-conflicted with the HPA and DH Information Centre. Service providers were therefore required to implement 9 ‘Local Codes’ in their data collection systems. Where necessary, the IT Systems providers supported the implementation of these local codes.

We estimate that about 85% of Tariff charges are triggered by data taken directly from statutory reports already in place.

Integrated Sexual Health Tariff Local Codes

Behavioural Guidance V7.4pdf (this guidance is now depricated)

  • AT Assisted self-sample test (where a patient has an e-Service kit but is assisted by an HCW, for example in taking blood samples)
  • DT Dual-site test samples are taken (chlamydia and gonorrhoea, with T1, T2, T3 or T4)
  • T20 Shigella Test