Practice Business - June 2016

Continuing Healthcare is a significant cost to CCGs across the country, but do CCGs know the underlying value for money and real cost of each placement? Ray Hart, director at Valuing Care, shares his insight. The number of CHC placements to the NHS continues to rise with 62,000 people eligible for Continuing Health Care funding in 2015/16. The reasons for this increase are well known; primarily an ageing population with varying medical conditions requiring health intervention, and therefore funding for a variety of care packages. This has also been compounded by an increased awareness of CHC funding, and a number of legal test cases over the last 20 years. Read the full article here