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NHS Continuing Healthcare Activity Statistics for England, 2014-15 quarters 1 and 2, Experimental statisticsOfficial statistics
- Publication Date:
- 16 Dec 2014
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Country, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2014 to 30 Sep 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.
The report uses a new GP practice population methodology based on adults aged 18 or over, the eligible group for NHS CHC.
The methodology no longer includes weighting by demographic factors which were previously calculated depending on the needs of patients within each CCG.
This report shows data for the first two quarters of the 2014-15 NHS CHC data set and a revised set of data for the four quarters from 2013-14, to allow for more accurate trend analysis.
Data for the second quarter of 2014-15 are the sixth 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 and second quarters of 2014-15:
- 61,636 patients were eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) in quarter 1 and 62,328 patients were eligible for NHS CHC in quarter 2. This equates to 68.9 patients and 69.5 patients per 50,000 population aged 18 and over respectively.
- The number of patients eligible at the end of the first quarter has shown a 2.7 per cent increase compared with those eligible at the end of the previous quarter and the number of patients eligible at the end of the second quarter has shown a 0.9 per cent increase compared with the end of the previous quarter.
- 22,789 patients were newly eligible for NHS CHC in quarter 1 and 23,395 patients were newly eligible for NHS CHC in quarter 2, equating to 25.5 patients and 26.1 patients per 50,000 population aged 18 and over respectively.
In this sixth 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