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Reference Costs

Newsdate: 14 January 2016

Reference costs are an annual return that all providers in the NHS must submit. Each year, as part of the on-going assurance process, a number of organisations are selected to have their submissions reviewed and audited to make sure that the submission has been prepared in accordance with the national guidance. As part of the audit, the auditors will have access to clinical coding records and may look at a sample of patient records. Therefore your medical records may be accessed as part of the auditing exercise. Should you not wish for your records to be accessed for this purpose then you are able to opt out by notifying foundationtrust@wwl.nhs.uk.


The auditors will be on site at the hospital during the week commencing the 18 January. If you require any further information please Reference Costs contact Carolyn Wood, Deputy Director of Finance foundationtrust@wwl.nhs.uk.