Data for the third quarter of 2013-14 are the third 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. There has been one revision to quarter 1 data and two revisions to quarter 2 data.
As at the end of the third quarter of 2013-14:
This equates to 52.2 patients per 50 thousand weighted population.
The number of patients eligible at the end of the third quarter has shown a slight decrease compared with those eligible at the end of the second quarter.
23 thousand patients were newly eligible for NHS CHC in this quarter, equating to 20.5 patients per 50 thousand weighted population.
In this third 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.