NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care

This section contains statistics relating to the activity of NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care in England. Categories of activity covered are: eligibility, referrals, conversion rates, personal health budgets and decision support tools.

Background Information

‘NHS Continuing Healthcare’ (NHS CHC) is a package of ongoing care that is 100% 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.

Data are collected quarterly and cover CCGs in England. The data release includes: number eligible for NHS CHC, incomplete referrals over 28 days, personal health budgets, number of new referrals, number of referrals completed, number of referrals completed within 28 days, number of assessments completed, number assessed as eligible/ not eligible, number no longer eligible, assessment conversion rate, referral conversion rate and number of DSTs completed in acute/ non-acute setting and NHS-funded Nursing Care activity.

Data is available for Q1 2017/18 onwards.

Quarterly Data

NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care 2017-18

Contact Us

For further information about the published statistics, please contact us at:

Operational Information for Commissioning – Central
NHS England
Room 5E11
Quarry House

Email: england.chcdata@nhs.net