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Education and training placement funding

HEE exists to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place. One of the ways we do this is via funding education and training placements with healthcare providers.

When HEE was established in 2013, an interim transitional tariff was introduced by the Department for Health and Social Care to work alongside local arrangements for areas that are outside the scope of the transitional tariffs.

The introduction of the tariffs also brought along the Education and Training Cost Collections to assess what the cost of providing education and training placements was for a provider.

Over the four years the data has been collected the quality has improved as the guidance has been refined and everyone’s understanding of what was being collected improved.

The Department of Health and Social Care provided Health Education England with a mandate deliverable to propose new currencies (the unit of activity for which a payment is made) in secondary care with plans to introduce them by 19/20. Therefore, this document is being shared with stakeholders alongside a request for feedback.

There will also be a number of engagement events where we will communicate the options we are proposing for currencies.