Continuing Care: Finance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 27 February 2024.

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Photo of Lord Crisp Lord Crisp Crossbench

To ask His Majesty's Government what was the financial value of support provided to patients through NHS Continuing Healthcare scheme in each of the past two financial years.

Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The cost of NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) to NHS England was £4.42 billion in 2022/23 and £4.27 billion in 2021/22. This includes Standard and Fast Track CHC, and the personal health budgets relating to these costs. These figures do not include costs for joint funded packages of care, children’s continuing care, assessments and support, or any other CHC related costs.

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