Continuing Care: Finance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th April 2020.

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Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of continuing healthcare funding appeals have been successful in each of the last three years.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The proportion of continuing healthcare funding appeals that have been successful in each of the last three years is shown in the following tables:

Requests for Reviews of Eligibility Decisions – Local Resolution

Financial year

Number of requests for Local Resolution completed

Of which, number of requests for Local Resolution found eligible

Proportion of requests for Local Resolution found eligible

2017/18

No data

No data

No data

2018/19

3,297

623

19%

2019/20

2,489

449

18%

Requests for Reviews of Eligibility Decisions – Independent Review

Financial year

Number of Independent Reviews completed

Of which, number of Independent Reviews found partially or fully eligible

Proportion of Independent Reviews found partially or fully eligible

2017/18

690

121

18%

2018/19

875

197

23%

2019/20

1,402

386

28%

We have interpreted the request for information regarding ‘continuing healthcare funding appeals’ as a request for data on both the Local Resolution and Independent Review processes in relation to the review of eligibility decisions.

We do not hold information on the number of Local Resolution requests prior to 2018/19.

Data for Local Resolution requests for 2019/20 is only available for Quarters 1 to 3 and therefore does not give a complete picture for this financial year.

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