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.