Revealed: ‘Ludicrous’ CCG variation for care at home

Full story in the HSJ, 5 March 2018

There is dramatic variation across England in the rate of people with serious long-term conditions being approved to receive NHS-funded care at home.

The latest data from NHS England, released in February, showed one clinical commissioning group found no one eligible for continuing healthcare funding if they were not deemed terminally ill, while another deemed more than 87 per cent of applicants eligible, using the same assessment criteria.

The chair of the CHC Alliance, which represents a group of seven charities, called the variation “ludicrous”.