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Continuing Health Care (CHC) Criteria and Rates (1718136)

I am writing to make a request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or too unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under Section 16 of the FOI act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

1. Since March 31, 2015, have any changes been made to your CCG’s funding criteria/patient eligibility for providing NHS Continuing Healthcare?  Or were any restrictions introduced on Continuing Healthcare funding?  – Please provide a breakdown of exactly what the changes were and when they were implemented.

a. Funding rates for CHC are as follows:

2015/16 – £585.50

2017/18 – £663.94

2016/17- £614.76

b. Any changes to NHS Continuing Care eligibility are made through the National Framework set by the Department of Health.  Questions concerning changes would be best directed to the department at FOI@health-ni.gov.uk.

2. Are any changes to NHS Continuing Healthcare funding criteria/patient eligibility currently planned?

No.

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