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The Excel Industry Costing Template: Getting started




The Excel Industry Costing Template provides a framework for transparent cost display and calculation to support swift local site budget negotiations when planning commercial trials in the NHS.

A new digital (web-based) interactive Costing Tool has been developed which builds on the success of the Excel version. This will enable even faster costing and contracting between the life sciences industry and the NHS as part of the study set-up phase and we would encourage use of the online tool.

Access the latest Excel based Industry Costing Templates

The Excel template required depends on whether you are running a study within primary or secondary care.

These templates are updated annually - and occasionally periodically - so please ensure that the correct master version for each new study is used to ensure you have the latest template.

Please note that there are only TWO industry costing templates. Medical device and drug product versions have now been combined and split by study setting.

The templates

Additional Investigation and Intervention Tariff

In order to supplement and assist in the transitional phase between the current costing template and future online versions, a larger tariff has been produced including the current line items and additionally other service support areas previously not covered.

If you find that a particular investigation or intervention is not covered within the current costing template arrangements, then the Investigation and Intervention tariff should help to provide additional guide prices. As you will appreciate, the inclusion of this tariff in the Excel spreadsheet form would potentially risk increased instability in the module. It has therefore been made available to download as a PDF file for your reference.

You are advised to download this to your destination folder and to use the ‘Ctrl F’ function to search for required items.

National Tariff workbooks:

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