The number of people found eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare continues to decrease, and the care funding postcode lottery remains

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I have previously written an article on the postcode lottery of care funding under NHS Continuing Healthcare eligibility criteria. Recently, NHS England has released the latest NHS Continuing Healthcare funding figures. Eligibility for care funding continues to decrease on average across England, and the inequality of eligibility between different regions remains wide.

In mid-2015, on average 68 people per 50,000 population were eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. As of 31 December 2018, 60 people per 50,000 population were eligible. This is despite the obvious increase in the number of older and frail people, and the increasing incidence of chronic and debilitating health conditions in the past three years.

Despite Government pledges in 2014 and 2017 to reduce the NHS Continuing Healthcare postcode lottery across the country, the latest statistics show that people who were found to be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding ranged from 12 per 50,000 population in Luton, Bedfordshire, to 230 per 50,000 population in Salford, Greater Manchester, revealing an almost 20-fold variation. This large variation cannot be explained by demographic differences.

 

Areas where people are least likely to get NHS Continuing Healthcare funding (per 50,000 people)

1 – Luton 11.9

2 – Berkshire West 13.4

3 – Hastings and Rother 20.7

4 – Tower Hamlets 22.9

5 – Newham 23.1

6 – Wiltshire 25.5

7 – Bath and North East Somerset 28

8 – North East Essex 28.4

9 – Stockport 29.1

10 – Croydon 30.1

 

Areas where people are most likely to get NHS Continuing Healthcare funding (per 50,000 people)

1 – Salford 230.3

2 – Blackpool 132.9

3 – South Tyneside 127.1

4 – Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale 126.8

5 – Wigan Borough 123.4

6 – Bury 119.3

7 – Darlington 116.9

8 – Richmond 115.6

9 – Cannock Chase 114.8

10 – Sunderland 108.7

 

Full list of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups and related number of people found eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding (per 50,000 people).

NHS LUTON CCG     11.9

NHS BERKSHIRE WEST CCG     13.4

NHS HASTINGS AND ROTHER CCG    20.7

NHS TOWER HAMLETS CCG    22.9

NHS NEWHAM CCG    23.1

NHS WILTSHIRE CCG    25.5

NHS BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET CCG    28.0

NHS NORTH EAST ESSEX CCG    28.4

NHS STOCKPORT CCG    29.1

NHS CROYDON CCG    30.1

NHS HEREFORDSHIRE CCG    30.3

NHS NORTH EAST HAMPSHIRE AND FARNHAM CCG    30.9

NHS HERTS VALLEYS CCG    31.0

NHS WEST NORFOLK CCG    31.1

NHS BRADFORD CITY CCG    32.6

NHS HIGH WEALD LEWES HAVENS CCG    32.7

NHS CITY AND HACKNEY CCG    33.2

NHS EASTBOURNE, HAILSHAM AND SEAFORD CCG    33.5

NHS BRENT CCG    33.6

NHS CRAWLEY CCG    33.6

NHS EALING CCG    33.6

NHS SOUTHAMPTON CCG    33.8

NHS VALE OF YORK CCG    33.8

NHS GUILDFORD AND WAVERLEY CCG    34.4

NHS CORBY CCG    34.8

NHS SOUTHWARK CCG    35.1

NHS BASILDON AND BRENTWOOD CCG    35.3

NHS SURREY HEATH CCG    35.5

NHS OXFORDSHIRE CCG    35.7

NHS COASTAL WEST SUSSEX CCG    35.9

NHS HARINGEY CCG    36.0

NHS NORWICH CCG    36.8

NHS REDBRIDGE CCG    36.9

NHS SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM CCG    37.0

NHS SWINDON CCG    37.3

NHS GREAT YARMOUTH AND WAVENEY CCG    37.6

NHS OLDHAM CCG    37.9

NHS WEST SUFFOLK CCG    38.3

NHS WANDSWORTH CCG    38.7

NHS GREATER HUDDERSFIELD CCG    39.1

NHS NENE CCG    39.1

NHS GREENWICH CCG    40.0

NHS HORSHAM AND MID SUSSEX CCG    40.2

NHS NORTH KIRKLEES CCG    40.5

NHS LEWISHAM CCG    40.5

NHS EAST SURREY CCG    40.5

NHS NORTH WEST SURREY CCG    41.0

NHS REDDITCH AND BROMSGROVE CCG    41.3

NHS TRAFFORD CCG    41.3

NHS MANCHESTER CCG    41.4

NHS BEDFORDSHIRE CCG    42.1

NHS EAST BERKSHIRE CCG     42.4

NHS WAKEFIELD CCG    42.8

NHS IPSWICH AND EAST SUFFOLK CCG    43.1

NHS WEST HAMPSHIRE CCG    44.2

NHS SOMERSET CCG    44.4

NHS BRISTOL, NORTH SOMERSET AND SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE CCG     44.6

NHS SURREY DOWNS CCG    44.7

NHS HULL CCG    45.1

NHS WEST ESSEX CCG    45.8

NHS NOTTINGHAM CITY CCG    45.9

NHS MERTON CCG    45.9

NHS WEST LEICESTERSHIRE CCG    46.2

NHS MEDWAY CCG    46.2

NHS BASSETLAW CCG    46.2

NHS WEST KENT CCG    46.3

NHS COVENTRY AND RUGBY CCG    46.7

NHS MILTON KEYNES CCG    47.1

NHS SHEFFIELD CCG    47.1

NHS HARROW CCG    47.2

NHS WOLVERHAMPTON CCG    47.3

NHS NORTH NORFOLK CCG    47.4

NHS CANTERBURY AND COASTAL CCG    47.6

NHS VALE ROYAL CCG    47.8

NHS BRIGHTON AND HOVE CCG    47.8

NHS NORTH HAMPSHIRE CCG    48.2

NHS WARRINGTON CCG    48.5

NHS BROMLEY CCG    48.8

NHS HARROGATE AND RURAL DISTRICT CCG    48.9

NHS DARTFORD, GRAVESHAM AND SWANLEY CCG    49.1

NHS SWALE CCG    49.7

NHS SOUTH WORCESTERSHIRE CCG    50.0

NHS ISLINGTON CCG    50.4

NHS BARNET CCG    50.5

NHS GREATER PRESTON CCG    50.6

NHS LEICESTER CITY CCG    50.8

NHS CAMDEN CCG    50.9

NHS ASHFORD CCG    51.0

NHS TELFORD AND WREKIN CCG    51.5

NHS CENTRAL LONDON (WESTMINSTER) CCG    52.0

NHS LAMBETH CCG    52.6

NHS HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM CCG    53.1

NHS BLACKBURN WITH DARWEN CCG    53.7

NHS FAREHAM AND GOSPORT CCG    53.7

NHS SOUTH NORFOLK CCG    54.1

NHS GLOUCESTERSHIRE CCG    54.2

NHS HAMBLETON, RICHMONDSHIRE AND WHITBY CCG    54.3

NHS BARKING AND DAGENHAM CCG    54.7

NHS WEST CHESHIRE CCG    54.9

NHS LEEDS CCG     55.2

NHS SOUTH EASTERN HAMPSHIRE CCG    55.4

NHS NOTTINGHAM WEST CCG    55.7

NHS BIRMINGHAM AND SOLIHULL CCG     55.7

NHS DORSET CCG    56.5

NHS SOUTH CHESHIRE CCG    56.6

NHS HAVERING CCG    56.7

NHS WARWICKSHIRE NORTH CCG    57.1

NHS HILLINGDON CCG    57.9

NHS CASTLE POINT AND ROCHFORD CCG    58.4

NHS RUSHCLIFFE CCG    58.9

NHS TAMESIDE AND GLOSSOP CCG    59.0

NHS NORTHERN, EASTERN AND WESTERN DEVON CCG    59.5

NHS BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CCG     60.0

NHS BARNSLEY CCG    60.1

NHS SHROPSHIRE CCG    60.4

NHS WEST LANCASHIRE CCG    60.7

NHS NEWARK AND SHERWOOD CCG    60.8

NHS NORTH TYNESIDE CCG    61.0

NHS KINGSTON CCG    62.3

NHS CALDERDALE CCG    62.8

NHS EAST LANCASHIRE CCG    62.8

NHS WYRE FOREST CCG    63.1

NHS SCARBOROUGH AND RYEDALE CCG    63.1

NHS ENFIELD CCG    63.3

NHS THANET CCG    63.3

NHS NOTTINGHAM NORTH AND EAST CCG    63.9

NHS BEXLEY CCG    64.7

NHS PORTSMOUTH CCG    65.0

NHS EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE CCG    65.2

NHS WALSALL CCG    65.2

NHS SOUTH SEFTON CCG    65.3

NHS WALTHAM FOREST CCG    65.3

NHS HALTON CCG    66.3

NHS EAST AND NORTH HERTFORDSHIRE CCG    66.5

NHS DONCASTER CCG    66.6

NHS SOUTH KENT COAST CCG    67.1

NHS FYLDE AND WYRE CCG    68.6

NHS NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE CCG    69.2

NHS NORTH CUMBRIA CCG    69.7

NHS MANSFIELD AND ASHFIELD CCG    69.7

NHS LINCOLNSHIRE EAST CCG    69.7

NHS SUTTON CCG    69.8

NHS CHORLEY AND SOUTH RIBBLE CCG    70.5

NHS EAST STAFFORDSHIRE CCG    70.9

NHS EAST LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLAND CCG    71.1

NHS EASTERN CHESHIRE CCG    71.8

NHS ROTHERHAM CCG    72.1

NHS WEST LONDON CCG    72.4

NHS WIRRAL CCG    72.7

NHS KERNOW CCG    73.7

NHS LIVERPOOL CCG    73.8

NHS MID ESSEX CCG    77.0

NHS SOUTHPORT AND FORMBY CCG    78.3

NHS NEWCASTLE GATESHEAD CCG    78.5

NHS NORTH EAST LINCOLNSHIRE CCG    78.7

NHS CAMBRIDGESHIRE AND PETERBOROUGH CCG    79.7

NHS KNOWSLEY CCG    80.1

NHS BOLTON CCG    80.4

NHS MORECAMBE BAY CCG    81.0

NHS ST HELENS CCG    81.5

NHS SOUTH WEST LINCOLNSHIRE CCG    83.0

NHS THURROCK CCG    84.0

NHS HARTLEPOOL AND STOCKTON-ON-TEES CCG    84.7

NHS HOUNSLOW CCG    85.2

NHS EREWASH CCG    85.5

NHS SOUTH EAST STAFFORDSHIRE AND SEISDON PENINSULA CCG    86.1

NHS SOUTHERN DERBYSHIRE CCG    87.0

NHS DUDLEY CCG    87.3

NHS BRADFORD DISTRICTS CCG    88.2

NHS STOKE ON TRENT CCG    88.8

NHS SOUTH WARWICKSHIRE CCG    89.2

NHS DURHAM DALES, EASINGTON AND SEDGEFIELD CCG    89.8

NHS ISLE OF WIGHT CCG    90.8

NHS NORTHUMBERLAND CCG    93.2

NHS NORTH DURHAM CCG    94.6

NHS SOUTH LINCOLNSHIRE CCG    95.4

NHS LINCOLNSHIRE WEST CCG    96.0

NHS HARDWICK CCG    96.7

NHS SOUTH DEVON AND TORBAY CCG    96.7

NHS SOUTH TEES CCG    98.8

NHS SOUTHEND CCG    104.8

NHS NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE CCG    105.9

NHS NORTH DERBYSHIRE CCG    106.6

NHS AIREDALE, WHARFEDALE AND CRAVEN CCG    107.3

NHS STAFFORD AND SURROUNDS CCG    107.8

NHS SUNDERLAND CCG    108.7

NHS CANNOCK CHASE CCG    114.8

NHS RICHMOND CCG    115.6

NHS DARLINGTON CCG    116.9

NHS BURY CCG    119.3

NHS WIGAN BOROUGH CCG    123.4

NHS HEYWOOD, MIDDLETON AND ROCHDALE CCG    126.8

NHS SOUTH TYNESIDE CCG    127.1

NHS BLACKPOOL CCG    132.9

NHS SALFORD CCG    230.3

 

 


 

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