Frequently asked questions about CHC

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 three years?
The information below relates to continuing healthcare patients only and does not include IPP patients.

  • 2014/15: 2,655
  • 2015/16: 3,519 
  • 2016/17: 3,773

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 three years?

  • 2014/15: 2,417
  • 2015/16: 3,272
  • 2016/17: 3,419

In total, how many adults have received NHS Continuing Healthcare in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in each of the last three years?

  • 2014/15: 3,543
  • 2015/16: 3,719
  • 2016/17: 3,457

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 three years?

  • 2014/15: £14,544
  • 2015/16: £15,570
  • 2016/17: £18,054

What was the average value of a personal health budget in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in each of the last three 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. Information on Agenda for Change is available online.

Does the organisation use any third party software providers to manage CHC and FNC 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.