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Fast Track Continuing Healthcare (1718115)

I am writing to request the following information about Fast Track Continuing Healthcare under the Freedom of Information Act:

1.  Does your CCG have a system in place or auditing the use of the Fast Track Pathway tool for Continuing Healthcare?

Yes, Calderdale CCG does employ such a system.

2.  How many packages of Continuing Healthcare did you approve in the financial year 2016/17 (including fast track packages)

546 packages of care were approved during the financial year 2016/17.

3.  How many Fast Track Pathway packages of Continuing Healthcare did you fund in the financial year 2016/17?

474 such packages of care were approved in financial year 2016/17.

4.  How many people are there in your Continuing Healthcare team?

There are currently 23 full and part time members of staff working in Calderdale CCG’s Continuing Healthcare team.  This equates to 20.35 whole time equivalent.

5.  How many people are there in your Continuing Healthcare team dedicated to processing Fast Track Pathway packages of care?

This service is commissioned by Calderdale Council, and as such there are no dedicated members of staff processing Fast Track Pathway packages of care within the Calderdale CCG Continuing Healthcare team.

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