The national framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care was introduced in 2007. It was revised in 2009 as a result of a commitment to review the national framework within 12 months of its publication. The revised framework clarifies and supports consistency in the determination of eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care.
The spreadsheet accessed via the link below, provides the numbers of individuals in receipt of NHS continuing healthcare on a quarterly basis from 2009/10 to date. The table has been updated to show the latest figures for quarter 1 of 2012/13.