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NHS Continuing Healthcare Activity Statistics for England, Quarter 3 2014-15 Report, Experimental StatisticsOfficial statistics
- Publication Date:
- 18 Mar 2015
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Country, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Date Range:
- 01 Oct 2014 to 31 Dec 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 three 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 third quarter of 2014-15 are the seventh 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 third quarter of 2014-15:
- 62,980 patients were eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) in quarter 3. This equates to 69.9 patients per 50,000 population aged 18 and over.
- The number of patients eligible at the end of the third quarter has shown a 1.0 per cent increase compared with those eligible at the end of the previous quarter.
- 24,618 patients were newly eligible for NHS CHC in quarter 3, equating to 27.3 patients per 50,000 population aged 18 and over
In this seventh 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.