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DCB3085: NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) Patient-Level Data Set

An information standard which sets out the rules for an end to end, patient level data set that captures data relating to patient details, NHS CHC eligibility, activity, reviews and care packages.

About this information standard

NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) means a package of ongoing care that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS where the individual has been assessed and found to have a ‘primary health need’ as set out in the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing in England.

This new standard, the NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) Patient-Level Data Set, sets out the rules for an end to end, patient level data set that captures data relating to patient details, NHS CHC eligibility, activity, reviews and care packages.

The existing NHS CHC quarterly collection of aggregate data (DCB2117) will continue to be submitted by providers as normal until the quality of data submitted in DCB3085 reaches an adequate level to allow the quarterly collection to be retired.

This information standard is published under section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. An Information Standards Notice (see below) provides an overview of scope and implementation timescales and the other listed documents provide further detail for those who have to implement the information standard.


Change control

April 2021: At the time of publication of version 1.0 of DCB3085 (7 May 2020) the implementation and conformance dates of this standard were noted by the DCB as being subject to change depending on the need for continuing frontline investment in COVID-19 activity. The implementation and conformance dates have been extended by 12 months and the implementation completion date is now 1 April 2022 with full conformance expected by 31 May 2022, in line with the submission of the April 2022 reporting activity. The Requirements Specification and Implementation Guidance have been updated to reflect this.

January 2021: The standard owner has confirmed a change in the implementation date, to April 2022. We are waiting for updated documents which will replace the above documents where appropriate.

Last edited: 27 April 2021 1:40 pm