The DH has updated its spreadsheet showing the numbers of individuals in receipt of NHS continuing healthcare on a quarterly basis from 2009/10 to date and incorporates the latest figures for the first quarter of 2012/13.

The national framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care, introduced in 2007, was revised in 2009 as a result of a commitment to review the framework within 12 months of initial publication. The revised framework clarifies issues around, and supports consistency in, the determination of eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care.