The five year review of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system is currently underway. The review will consider if and how well the objectives of the HSR system are being met, and identify options for improvements to the ongoing implementation of the system. The review is being conducted by Matthews Pegg Consulting (mpconsulting), an independent consultancy.
The review will broadly consider the impact of the system and, if necessary, how the system could be improved. The review will also consider communication, system enhancements, monitoring and governance.
A draft of the five year review report, which outlines the findings of the review and proposes ten recommendations for the HSR system and one additional proposed option for sodium, is now open for consultation.
In this consultation period, mpconsulting are seeking targeted feedback on the draft recommendations – in particular, any comments on inaccuracies, factual errors and additional considerations or evidence that hasn’t previously been identified. A copy of the report is available below, under Related Documents. Three test calculators to test proposed changes to the HSR Calculator are also available below.