ICB ETC Payments

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) ceased to exist and were replaced by Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) on 01 July 2022. This site has been updated to reference ICBs.

ICB ETC Payment Timetable 2022/23 and 2023/24

CCG ETC Payment Timetable 2022/23 and 2023/24 - for ETC Google Site

If you require the above table in a different format, please contact the etc.helpdesk@nihr.ac.uk


  1. The national ICB ETC payment system calculates payments in arrears, the month after the end of the relevant quarterly period.

  2. The Q1 and Q3 payments will be combined with the Q2 and Q4 payments respectively. Payment Schedules for the Q1 and Q3 periods will be produced and circulated to the LCRN Finance teams to make them aware of Q1 and Q3 payments that are due to Providers.

  3. Payments are made based on confirmed recruitment in the NIHR CRN Central Portfolio Management System (CPMS) at the point of the data cut. Recruitment uploaded and/or confirmed after this date is not included in the quarterly payment calculations but will be included as retrospective recruitment in the following quarter within the current financial year, providing it has been confirmed. All recruitment should be confirmed on CPMS prior to the Q4 data cut. Provisional data is not included in the ICB ETC payment calculations unless NHSE confirms otherwise. The CRNCC Business Intelligence team is responsible for undertaking and managing the data cut.

  4. The CRNCC ETC Finance team uses the recruitment data to calculate the ICB ETCs payable to Providers. This takes the form of Payment Schedules provided at both LCRN and Provider levels.

  1. On instruction from the CRNCC ETC Finance team, payments are made by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to the 15 LCRN Host Organisations using the agreed Payment Schedule.

  1. Each LCRN Host Organisation is required to make payments to their Providers within 30 days of receiving payment from DHSC, as per the Payment Schedule provided.

  2. Each LCRN is required to complete and return a reconciliation specifying the amounts paid/unpaid and reasons if applicable.

As per the ICB ETC Payment Principles, please note section 3.2 which states "Any organisation/site intending to receive ICB ETC payments must sign a contract with their respective LCRN Host Organisation before any monies will be released." Once a payment model has been agreed, please ensure contracts have been signed to enable a smooth running of the ETC payments.