NHS Continuing Healthcare Statistics
Data for the second quarter of 2015-16 are the tenth to be collected under the new NHS structural arrangements. The estimated data collected for the previous quarter have been confirmed or corrected and one Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has submitted a revision to their data since the quarter 1 report was published. Changes to the data and aggregated totals affected by this revision are identified within the spreadsheets within Annex 1, on the link.
As at the end of the second quarter of 2015-16:
• 62,854 patients were eligible for NHS CHC in quarter 2. This equates to 69.3 patients per 50,000 population aged 18 or over.
• There has been a 1.5 per cent increase in the number of patients eligible at the end of the second quarter compared with those eligible at the end of the first quarter, and a 0.8 per cent increase when compared with the second quarter in 2014-15.
• 25,301 patients were newly eligible for NHS CHC in quarter 2, equating to 27.9 patients per 50,000 population aged 18 or over.
• Overall there was a 1.7 per cent increase in the number of newly eligible patients in quarter 1 and a 7.9 per cent increase when compared with quarter 2 of the previous year.
Published: 15 December 2015