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Following a review of Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC ) analytical products in 2016-17 it has been agreed with DHSC statistical colleagues that there is insufficient resource to maintain the Health Service Cost Index, and HCHS, and so the index has been discontinued.

The 2016-17 monthly indices, and re-weighted Annual Summary are the final publications.

Department of Health & Social Care advise to redirect users to other published price indices such as GDP deflators, RPI, ONS etc.


Source: Departmental Financial Management, Partnering and Reporting, Finance Directorate, Department of Health & Social Care,

Date: 19/02/2018