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Continuing Care

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 173079, tabled on 22 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the additional resources required to ensure that outstanding Continuing Health Care assessments are undertaken in a timely manner in accordance with the statutory guidance.

Answered on

30 March 2021

As of 14 March 2021, there were just under 3,000 assessments outstanding from the period when NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) assessments were not required, as a result of the legislation implemented due to the pandemic. Funding from the COVID-19 hospital discharge scheme was made available in order to support the National Health Service and social care to undertake the NHS CHC deferred assessments and colleagues continue to make excellent progress towards completion of the deferred assessments.