NHS CONTINUING HEALTHCARE REFERRALS is the number of referrals for NHS Continuing Healthcare in the REPORTING PERIOD.
A referral is the earliest notification to the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), or Organisation acting on behalf of the Clinical Commissioning Group, that full consideration for NHS Continuing Healthcare is required, for example:
- For NHS Continuing Healthcare (Standard): a positive checklist or other notification that full consideration is required.
The following should not be counted as referrals:
- Negative checklists, where a need for full assessment is not indicated
- Reviews of existing NHS Continuing Healthcare cases
- Referrals for transitional cases aged under 18 or