Why the policy needed to change
The CCG needed to review the previous Settings of Care policy (2011) because it was out of date and did not include the option for patients to organise their own care using a Personal Health Budget.
The CCG has a set budget that has to cover the healthcare needs of all local people.
On an annual basis, in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland we spend more on CHC funding than the majority of other areas across England – in 2015/16 we spent over £73.5million.
As commissioners we have to make decisions fairly and ensure that all those eligible for Continuing Healthcare have equal access to healthcare funding.
In doing so we want to ensure that patients have choice on where their care is delivered where it’s safe to do so. We needed to bring ourselves in line with other areas in the country.Back to top