To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Leicester East of 25 November, Official Report, column 728, on Student Health Services, in what disease areas NHS England is developing transitional care tariffs; when NHS England plans to conclude this work; whether the work on tariffs is part of a broader programme of work examining transitional arrangements; and if he will make a statement.
NHS England is currently looking at developing transitional care tariffs in palliative care and children and adolescent mental health services. There will be a currency and payment model for cleft lip and palate.
This forms part of the Transitional Care Programme, examining transitional arrangements. Areas of work include:
- rehabilitation of complex disability; and
- children and adolescent mental health services.
The Transition Care Programme will be continually monitored. Rather than there being a collective “finish” date, this work will remain ongoing, with certain strands being rolled out as completed.