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NHS Continuing Healthcare, Activity Statistics, England - Q1 2013-14, Experimental statisticsOfficial statistics
- Publication Date:
- 22 Nov 2013
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Country, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2013 to 30 Jun 2013
'NHS Continuing Healthcare' is a package of care (outside hospital) arranged and funded solely by the NHS where the individual has been found to have a 'primary health need' as set out in the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care. 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.
NHS CHC can be provided in range of settings including a care home, hospice or a person's own home.
Data for the first quarter of 2013/14 are the first to be collected under the new NHS structural arrangements. Due to the technical challenges of migrating previously PCT-based systems and data to CCGs, much of the data collected for this quarter represent an estimate of actual activity. These data may be subject to revision in subsequent reports.
As at the end of the first quarter of 2013/14:
57 thousand patients were eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC).
This equates to 50.7 patients per 50 thousand weighted population.
22 thousand patients were newly eligible for NHS CHC in this quarter, equating to 19.4 patients per 50 thousand weighted population.
In this first quarter under the new NHS arrangements some of the data from CCGs will have been produced as estimates of activity, as local organisations are in the process of transitioning their systems to the new arrangements.