Skip to main content
Creating a new NHS England: Health Education England, NHS Digital and NHS England have merged. More about the merger.

DCB2117 NHS Continuing Healthcare Data Set

DCB2117 establishes the definitive source of data about the application and use of the NHS continuing healthcare national framework.

About this data collection

This collection contains uptake and activity data relating to NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care in England. Categories of activity covered are: eligibility, referrals, conversion rates, personal health budgets and decision support tools. Data are collected quarterly from Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Note: NHS continuing healthcare is a package of ongoing care that is 100% funded solely by the NHS where the individual has been found to have a ‘primary health need’ as set out in the national framework. Such care is provided to an individual aged 18 or over, to meet needs that have arisen as a result of disability, accident or illness.

Current release

The Assurance Certificate for the latest release of this collection (DCB2117 Amd 7/2018) was published on 11 May 2018.

Note that this release supersedes the previous standard published by the Information Standards Board (ISB) in 2010. ISB 1511 Amd 26/2010 is now withdrawn.

The NHS Data Model and Dictionary Service has updated the Data Dictionary to support this release. Full details can be found in the following change requests:

Further information about the collection, including the latest data, can be found on the NHS England website. In addition, the national framework and supporting documents (including the 2018 versions which come into effect in October 2018) are available on the government website.

Last edited: 8 December 2021 5:38 pm