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, local resolutions and decision support tools.

Background Information

NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) means a package of ongoing care that is arranged and 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 decision support tools (DST) completed in acute/ non-acute setting and NHS-funded Nursing Care activity.

Data is available for Q1 2017/18 onwards.

Documentation

CHC and FNC Statistical Release Q4 2018-19 (PDF, 478 KB)
CHC and FNC Report Q4 2018-19 (PDF, 443 KB)
CHC and FNC Pre-release Access List Q4 2018-19 (PDF, 56 KB)

England Time Series

CHC and FNC – National Time Series Q1 2017-18 to Q4 2018-19 (XLSX, 60 KB)
CHC and FNC – Data File Q1 2017-18 to Q4 2018-19 (CSV, 1,453 KB)
CHC and FNC – Metadata (XLSX, 16 KB)

2018-19 Quarterly Data

CHC and FNC – Quarterly Data Q4 2018-19 (XLSX, 338 KB)
CHC and FNC – Quarterly Data Q3 2018-19 (XLSX, 338 KB)
CHC and FNC – Quarterly Data Q2 2018-19 REVISED 09/05/2019 (XLSX, 339 KB)
CHC and FNC – Quarterly Data Q1 2018-19 REVISED 14/02/2019 (XLSX, 324 KB)

2017-18 Quarterly Data

CHC and FNC – Quarterly Data Q4 2017-18 REVISED 08/11/2018 (XLSX, 319 KB)
CHC and FNC – Quarterly Data Q3 2017-18 REVISED 10/05/2018 (XLSX, 352KB) Correction published 22/05/18
CHC and FNC – Quarterly Data Q2 2017-18 REVISED 10/05/2018 (XLSX, 354KB)
CHC and FNC – Quarterly Data Q1 2017-18 REVISED 08/02/2018 (XLSX, 353KB)


Guidance Documentation

Funded Care Report Guidance (PDF, 370 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 373 KB)

This guidance was published on 19th December 2018.

Contact Us

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

Performance Analysis Team – Central
NHS England
Room 5E11
Quarry House
Leeds
LS2 7UE

Email: england.chcdata@nhs.net