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Continuing Care: Dorset

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applications using the NHS Continuing Healthcare Fast Track Pathway tool have been made in the Dorset CCG area in each of the last six months for which information is available; how many such applications were (a) successful and (b) rejected; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Data on NHS Continuing Healthcare Fast Track for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) is routinely published quarterly on the NHS England statistical webpage.

The following table provides the last six months of information which is Q1 and Q2 2019/20.

Reporting period

CCG

Number of referrals completed (including discounted referrals)

Number assessed as eligible

Number of referrals discounted before assessment

Q1 2019/20

NHS Dorset

438

381

57

Q2 2019/20

NHS Dorset

533

412

121

In providing this response we have interpreted:

- “how many applications using the NHS Continuing Healthcare Fast Track Pathway tool have been made in the Dorset CCG area” as “Number of referrals completed (including discounted referrals)”;

- “how many such applications were successful” as “Number assessed as eligible”; and

- “rejected” as “Number of referrals discounted before assessment”.

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