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:
The following should not be counted as referrals:
- Negative NHS Continuing Healthcare Checklist, where a need for full assessment is not indicated
- Referrals for transitional cases aged under 18