Costing tools are normally provided for each technology appraisal, quality standard, medical technology, diagnostic technology, clinical guideline and public health guidance. Costing tools are not provided for interventional procedures.
Types of costing tool
NICE provides five types of costing tool:
- national cost reports summarise the national estimate cost and discuss the assumptions made when estimating the financial impact of implementing the guidance. For technology appraisals, the report is incorporated into the costing template.
- costing templates support estimating the local cost of implementing guidance. and public health guidelines. These templates allow individual NHS organisations and local health economies to quickly assess the impact guidance will have on local budgets. A video tutorial explaining how to use the costing templates is available in Windows Media Player and Quick Time format.
- business case. It presents the financial costs and benefits of implementing guidance.
- cost impact and commissioning assessment for NICE quality standards
- costing statements are used when cost impact is considered to be minimal to explain why the cost impact is not considered to be significant.
- NICE support for commissioners and others using the quality standard
All guidance published since January 2005 has costing tools. Costing tools currently available are listed below.
Further information on the methodology for developing costing tools.
This page was last updated: 31 August 2011