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.
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.
England Time Series
2019-20 Quarterly Data
2018-19 Quarterly Data
CHC and FNC – Quarterly Data Q4 2018-19 (XLSX, 338 KB)
CHC and FNC – Quarterly Data Q3 2018-19 REVISED 08/08/2019 (XLSX, 312 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)
This guidance was published on 19th June 2019.
For further information about the published statistics, please contact us at:
Performance Analysis Team – Central