Find answers to frequently asked questions about NHS continuing healthcare in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Frequently asked questions
Is an invitation extended to Cornwall Council for a social worker to attend as a member of the multidisciplinary team?
Yes, Cornwall Council are invited to send a representative to all decision support tool (DST) assessments.
Continuing healthcare data
How many adults were assessed for eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in each of the last 4 years?
The data provided is counting all new DST decision events recorded, so is just continuing healthcare and not fast track:
2017 to 2018: 1,348
2018 to 2019: 868
2019 to 2020: 558
2020 to 2021: 300
Of all adults who were assessed for eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, how many were found to be eligible in each of the last 4 years?
The data provided relates to DST decisions for continuing healthcare referrals that had an outcome of yes:
2017 to 2018: 762
2018 to 2019: 593
2019 to 2020: 380
2020 to 2021: 240
In total, how many adults have received NHS continuing healthcare in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in each of the last 4 years?
The data provided is the number of adults that had at least 1 day of continuing healthcare fully funded care in the calendar year:
2017 to 2018: 829
2018 to 2019: 862
2019 to 2020: 731
2020 to 2021: 485
What was the average value of an adult’s NHS continuing healthcare package in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in each of the last 4 years?
The data provided is a mean average. We take the total spend on NHS continuing healthcare fully funded packages in the year and divide by the number of packages that contribute to that spend:
2017 to 2018: £17,860
2018 to 2019: £19,610
2019 to 2020: £23,675
2020 to 2021: £37,154
What was the average value of a personal health budget in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in each of the last 4 years?
The data provided is a mean average and filtered to only show information for personal health budgets:
2017 to 2018: £27,858
2018 to 2019: £25,312
2019 to 2020: £26,411
2020 to 2021: £41,334
Are all NHS continuing healthcare assessors employed by the CCG direct or on a contract from another employer or supplier? Or a mixture of both? If it is a mixture, please confirm the numbers of each type.
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