This graph shows the dramatic fall in the number of people assessed as eligible. Based upon the projection of a consistent growth rate since 2007, the chart indicates that 20,000 people are currently being denied the long-term NHS healthcare that is vital to their well-being.
The statistics on this page are based upon NHS England and Government quarterly statistics.
Click here to access the data currently available on the NHS England website.
This graph shows the number of people eligible in each quarter since 2013. Linking to the graph above, it shows the eligibility rates reaching a peak before dropping dramatically in the latter years.
This graph shows the eligibility rates per 50,000 people since 2013.
These charts show the disparity between different Clinical Commissioning Groups across England, with the highest and lowest rates of CHC eligibility (per 50,000 of population), as of Quarter 3 2019-2020.
This chart shows the highest and lowest rates of eligibility (per 50,000 of population) since 2013, along with the ratio between the two.
This table reflects the decline over the last three years in the higher costing 'Standard NHS CHC'. Eligibility for Fast Track CHC is dependent on a terminal illness in the final few months. As such, fewer people with long term health conditions are being awarded CHC.
This data shows the decline in hospital beds available in the NHS. There was a policy change in 2010 to stop characterising geriatric beds, but the reduction in overall number is stark going into 2011.
Despite the reduction of beds in hospitals, there has not been a corresponding rise in support for people with long term health conditions through NHS Continuing Healthcare.