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NHS Continuing Healthcare, Activity Statistics, England - Q4 2013-14, Experimental statisticsOfficial statistics
- Publication Date:
- 18 Jun 2014
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Country, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Date Range:
- 01 Jan 2014 to 31 Mar 2014
'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 fourth quarter of 2013-14 are the fourth 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. In this publication, there has been one revision to quarter 3 data.
As at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013-14:
- 60.0 thousand patients were eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC).
- This equates to 53.8 patients per 50 thousand weighted population.
- The number of patients eligible at the end of the fourth quarter has shown a 2.9 per cent increase compared with those eligible at the end of the third quarter.
- 23.5 thousand patients were newly eligible for NHS CHC in this quarter, equating to 21.0 patients per 50 thousand weighted population.
- In this fourth 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.