Frequently asked questions

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 DST assessments.

How many adults were assessed for eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in each of the last 3 years?

  • 2015/16: 1,503
  • 2016/17: 2,017
  • 2017/18: 1,348

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 3 years?

  • 2015/16: 891
  • 2016/17: 937
  • 2017/18: 762

In total, how many adults have received NHS continuing healthcare in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in each of the last 3 years?

  • 2015/16: 1.089
  • 2016/17: 951
  • 2017/18: 829

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 3 years?

  • 2015/16: £15,570
  • 2016/17: £18,054
  • 2017/18: £17,860

What was the average value of a personal health budget in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in each of the last 3 years?

  • 2014/15: £37,065
  • 2015/16: £34,801
  • 2016/17: £44,841

Are all NHS CHC assessors employed by the CCG direct or on a contract from another employer/supplier? Or a mixture of both? If it is a mixture, please confirm the numbers of each type.

CHC nurse assessors have employment contracts with NHS Kermow in line with Agenda for Change terms and conditions.

Does the organisation use any third party software providers to manage continuing healthcare and funded nursing care processes (eg Caretrack, Broadcare, SystemOne, Health Analytics etc)?

NHS Kernow uses Brayleino (Broadcare), which is a patient database and Xicon for the licencing and SBS Oracle for invoicing.