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Prescribed Specialised Services 2017/18 Operational Tool

The National Casemix Office (NCO) has published an update to the Prescribed Specialised Services Identification Tool for use in the financial year 2017/18.  The Operational Tool is based on the Identification Rules (IRs) in the PS 2016/17 Planning Tool, updated with additional logic as used by healthcare providers involved in the IR baselining exercise, and has been updated for OPCS-4.8 which came into effect on the 1 April 2017.

Should users have any questions or issues regarding the functionality of the PS 2017/18 Operational Tool please contact us on:

For enquires regarding the Identification Rule derivation then please contact NHS England on:

PS 2017/18 Operational Tool Documentation

PS 2017/18 Operational Tool User Manual v1.2 [1Mb] (Opens in a new window) This provides full instructions on how to prepare and process data using the Prescribed Specialised Services 2017/18 Operational Tool.

PS 2017/18 Prescribed Services Guide to Identification Rules v1.2 [19Mb] (Opens in a new window) This is a workbook which is a guide to understanding the details of the code sets and associated logic used in the derivation of the PS flags as generated by the product.

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