Continuing Care

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered am ar 20 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Lord Crisp Lord Crisp Crossbench

To ask His Majesty's Government how many people applied for assistance through NHS Continuing Healthcare in each of the past two financial years.

Photo of Lord Crisp Lord Crisp Crossbench

To ask His Majesty's Government what percentage of people who applied for assistance through NHS Continuing Healthcare in each of the past two financial years were successful in their application.

Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Standard NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) is a package of National Health Service funded ongoing care for adults with the highest levels of complex, intense or unpredictable needs, who have been assessed as having a primary health need. Fast Track CHC is for adults who have a primary health need resulting from a rapidly deteriorating condition, who are nearing the end of their life. This aims to put an appropriate care and support package in place as soon as possible. The following table shows the number of new referrals for both Standard and Fast Track CHC, and the percentage of those found eligible, for each quarter over the last two financial years in England:

Period

Standard CHC

Fast Track

Standard CHC

Fast Track

2022/23

Q4

16,578

28,797

16%

96%

Q3

15,383

27,727

18%

95%

Q2

15,062

26,683

17%

95%

Q1

15,498

25,936

18%

96%

2021/22

Q4

14,653

25,910

17%

95%

Q3

14,636

25,793

17%

95%

Q2

15,178

25,746

20%

96%

Q1

16,001

24,664

19%

96%

Note: the number of new referrals does not include referrals for assessments of previously unassessed periods of care.

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