Richard Benyon Written Questions

2 Questions to Department of Health and Social Care tabled by Richard Benyon


Date Title Questioner
12 Sep 2017, 2:36 p.m. Continuing Care Richard Benyon

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many families seeking continuing healthcare pay for legal support.

Answer (Jackie Doyle-Price)

Information on the number of people paying for legal support regarding NHS Continuing Healthcare is not collected centrally.

12 Sep 2017, 2:35 p.m. Continuing Care Richard Benyon

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to simplify the continuing health care application process.

Answer (Jackie Doyle-Price)

The Department is working with NHS England, clinical commissioning groups, Directors of Adult Social Services, local authorities and stakeholder groups to understand how the NHS Continuing Healthcare experience can be improved for all.

Additionally, NHS England launched the NHS Continuing Healthcare Strategic Improvement Programme on 1 April 2017. The aim of the Strategic Improvement Programme is to provide fair access to NHS Continuing Healthcare in a way which ensures better outcomes, better experience, and better use of resources.