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NHS Continuing Healthcare Activity Statistics for England, Quarter 3 2016-17 ReportOfficial statistics
- Publication Date:
- 20 Apr 2017
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Country, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Date Range:
- 01 Oct 2016 to 31 Dec 2016
25/04/2017 - corrections to the terminology used in this release have been made. On this page, wording referring to Fast Track has been corrected, and in the written report the term 'individuals' has replaced the incorrectly used term 'patients'. The data contained in this release are unaffected.
From Quarter 3 2016-17 onwards, NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) data are no longer collected by NHS Digital. Instead, NHS Digital publish the NHS CHC data collected by NHS England. The following changes have been made to the NHS Digital NHS CHC activity statistics publication:
- The number of individuals eligible for Fast Track is included
- The written report has been reformatted as a one-page document, with accompanying supporting and technical information in a separate annex
- No amendments to previous quarters' data are made
- Population figures as at the end of the reporting period are used, instead of population figures as at the start of the reporting period
As at 31 December 2016:
58,723 individuals were eligible for NHS CHC. This equates to 63.5 individuals per 50,000 population aged 18 and over. Of these, 17,116 individuals were eligible for Fast Track; this equates to 18.5 individuals per 50,000 population aged 18 and over.
There has been a 2.6 per cent decrease in the number of individuals eligible for NHS CHC at the end of the third quarter of 2016-17 compared with the end of the second quarter of 2016-17, and a 3.2 per cent decrease when compared with the third quarter in 2015-16.
25,685 patients were newly eligible for NHS CHC in quarter 3, equating to 27.8 patients per 50,000 population aged 18 and over. Of these, 20,825 patients were newly eligible for Fast Track; this equates to 22.5 patients per 50,000 population.
The number of patients newly eligible for NHS CHC increased by 0.3 per cent from the second quarter of 2016-17 to the third quarter of 2016-17. There has been a 0.1 per cent increase in the number of newly eligible patients as compared with the third quarter of 2015-16.