New figures released show postcode lottery for help with healthcare funding remains

In the most recent figures released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (15 December 2015), it identifies that 62,854 people are eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding in England.  This averages to 69 people out of every 50,000.  This demonstrates a 1.5 percent increase in the number of people eligible since the last figures released in June 2015.

Examples of this variance include; NHS South Reading fund an average of 12 people out of every 50,000, which could mean than 83 percent of those who may be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare in South Reading are not receiving it, while NHS Salford funds an average of 214 in every 50,000.  Further examples are NHS Hull which fund an average of 115 in every 50,000 and NHS Oxfordshire which fund an average of 21 in every 50,00.


Full story at 9 March 2016